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Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 (1965-1972): books - history

A book on the Mercedes-Benz W108 or W109 (1965-1972)? Here are books on the history and technology of Mercedes-Benz cars.

Mercedes-Benz: The 1960s (Volume 2) - W100, W108, W109, W113 - From the Pagoda SL and 600 to the W108/W109

The Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 was a gamble, the 600 was at least for most European markets too big and flashy. The pagoda SL, launched at the same time as the 600, was an even bigger gamble. It had to replace not only the iconic 300 SL, but also the more affordable 190 SL.

Only the W108 was not a gamble. It was the consequent evolution of a successful executive car that finally did away with the "one body fits all engines" philosophy.
This 290-page book was last updated in Dec. 2016 and covers them all: the 600, Pagoda SL and the W108/109 with six- and eight-cylinder engines. It is one of over twenty-five books / e-books by the author about Mercedes cars.

These are some of the topics covered:
- The complete development and history of each model from the 230 SL and 600 to the 30 0SEL 6.3
- A comprehensive buyer's guide to help you to avoid costly mistakes when looking for a W113, W108 or W109 model
- Chassis number and data card explained in great detail
- Value changes over time on certain variants
- Paint and upholstery options
- Production history
- Engine and performance data of each model.

Some 230 recent non-Daimler AG color photos highlight many interesting and unique features, including pictures of the suspension.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:290 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:70 b&w and 230 colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2012)
EAN:9781480237223
Book: Mercedes-Benz: The 1960s (Volume 2) - W100, W108, W109, W113 - From the Pagoda SL and 600 to the W108/W109

Mercedes-Benz: The 1960s (Volume 2) - W100, W108, W109, W113 - From the Pagoda SL and 600 to the W108/W109

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 6-Cylinder - From the 250 S to the 300 SEL 2.8

This book is dedicated to the Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder W108 and W109 models of the 1960s. It not only tells about the development and history, but also about the people that were behind these wonderful cars, including the Head of Design, Karl Wilfert.
Further this work offers:
- a comprehensive buyer's guide that can help you to find the model that suits you best
- an detailed explaination of the car's chassis number and data card
- over 170 mostly recent non-Daimler AG color photos, this includes pictures of the suspension
- a technical section that covers paint and interior options
- a production history plus engine and performance data of each model.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:188 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:170 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2017)
EAN:9781542904865
Book: Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 6-Cylinder - From the 250 S to the 300 SEL 2.8

Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 6-Cylinder - From the 250 S to the 300 SEL 2.8

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 V8 - From the 280SE 3.5 to the 300SEL 6.3

Discover the Mercedes V8 W108/109 Sedan models. Updated in April 2018, this 190-page guide tells you the complete story of the 6.3, 3.5 and 4.5 L versions. It walks you through the cars' history, explains their chassis number and data card and comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide.
All this is accompanied by superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography.

Some of the topics covered:
- Development and history of the V8 W108/109 sedans
- Why V8 engines were needed
- Buyer's guide to help you to check potential trouble spots
- Chassis number and data card explained in detail
- Power and torque curves
- Technical features and production history
- Over 140 mostly recent color photos highlight many interesting features, including pictures of the suspension.

A separate chapter is devoted to safety guru Béla Barényi, whose concepts greatly influenced how Mercedes cars like the W108/109 were designed.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:190 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:140+ colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2018)
EAN:9781545583517
Book: Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 V8 - From the 280SE 3.5 to the 300SEL 6.3

Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 V8 - From the 280SE 3.5 to the 300SEL 6.3

Language: English

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