Specification Mercedes-Benz 600
Seven Passenger Limousine

Cylinders 8
4.06/3.74 ins. = 103/95 mm
Swept volume
386.26 cu. ins. = 6,329 cm3
Power output SAE*
300 gr HP at 4,100 r.p.m.
Power output DIN **
250 HP at 4,000 r.p.m.
Max. torque SAE
434 ft. lbs. = 60 mkp at 3,000 r.p.m.
Max. torque DIN
369 ft. lbs. = 51 mkp at 2,800 r.p.m.
Maximum engine speed 4,800 r.p.m.
compression ratio 9:1
Engine sump capacity max./min.
12.7-9.5 pts. = 6.0-4.5 ltr.
Transmission: DB automatic four
speed with hydraulic clutch and
selector on the steering column
Final drive ratio 1:3.23
Tires tubeless 9.00 H 15
Supersport Nylon
Battery 12 V/88 Ah
Two three-phase current generators
Braking system: Twin-circuit hydraulic
brake system with pneumatic booster
Disc brakes on all wheels,
twin brake calipers at front
Steering: DB power steering with
automatic adjustment for wear and
steering damper. Steering wheel
adjustable for rake
Rear axle: Single-joint low-pivot
swing-axle and limited slip differential
Suspension: Self-leveling air
suspension, telescopic shock
absorbers adjustable while moving
and torsion bar stabilisers front
and rear

Performance figures:
Maximum speed
approx. 125 m.p.h. = 200 km/h
Acceleration from
0-62.1 m.p.h. (100 km/h) 9.7 sec.
Tank capacity
29.6 gals. = 112 ltr.
Reserve 5.0 gals. = 19 ltr.
Fuel recommended: Super grades

Vehicle weight 5,820 lbs. = 2,640 kg
Permitted maximum weight
7,365 lbs. = 3,340 kg

* In measuring gross H. P. power required for auxiliaries has not been taken into account.

** The stated HP figure which does take account of power required for auxiliaries is the net power available at the clutch. The manufacturers reserve the right to change specifications and equipment without notice.

Wheel base 153.3 ins. = 3,900 mm
Overall length 246 ins. = 6,240 mm
Height 60 ins. = 1,500 mm +
increase by 2.0 ins. = 50 mm
Steering wheel rim to backrest
of driving seat 14.4 ins. = 365 mm
Seat to roof 38.2 ins. = 970 mm
Front edge rear backrest to front
edge of vis-a-vis seat backrest
53.5 ins. = 1,360 mm
Rear seat to roof 34.9 ins. = 885 mm
Width measured at level of window
key front 61.8 ins. = 1,570 mm
rear 60.4 ins. = 1,535 mm
Overall width 76.8 ins. = 1,950 mm

Track front 62.53 ins. = 1,587 mm
Track rear 62.24 ins. = 1,581 mm
Usable luggage space 20.5 cu. ft. = 0.58 m3
Road Clearance min./max. approx. 6/7.9 ins. = 152/200 mm
Turning circle 47.8 ft. = 14.6 m
Height with open hood 78.7 ins. = 2,000 mm
Height with open trunk lid 64.6 ins. = 1,640 mm
Width with open driver's door 112.6 ins. = 2,860 mm
Angle of approach = 20o 30'
Angle of departure = 9o 30'
Ramp angle = 9o 30'


Basic Equipment
Windshield washers
Two-speed wipers

Rear Window
Rear window electrically heated

Asymmetric dim beam
Fog lamps
Front and rear limit lights
Flashing direction indicators
Parking light
Brake lights
Back-up lights
Instrument lights dimmer-switch controlled
Socket for inspection lamp (in the engine compartment)
Light in glove box
Map-reading light
Trunk light
Foot well lights, 2 in front and 2 at rear Roof light at rear
2 adjustable reading lamps in rear roof pillars

Indicator of selector lever position
Oil pressure gauge
Gasoline gauge
Engine thermometer
Indicator lights for battery charge, flashing indicators, headlight beam, servo hydraulic system, air pressure for suspension and brake booster, fuel reserve
Electric clock
Total-mileage recorder
Trip recorder
Outside-air thermometer
Pull button for level adjustment
Pull button for rear window heating

Signalling equipment
Air horn and two electric horns
Additional high-volume horn available
Automatic cancelling of flashing indicators

4 hydraulically-operated safety door-locks
Central control for locks on doors, trunk and gasoline-filler cap.
Manual operation of all door locks from the inside, and of front doors and trunk from outside
Steering lock combined with ignition switch, starter and device to prevent accidental starter operation
Lock on glove box

Hydraulic push-button system
Push-button hydraulic opening and closing of front and rear door windows and the central rear side windows
Rear seat and center arm-rest fully adjustable hydraulically by pressing a button
Hydraulic adjustment of shock-absorbers by lever on the steering column

Heating and Ventilating system
Front: Heating and ventilating system with 2 heat-exchangers and blower
Rear: Heating and ventilating system with 1 heat-exchanger and blower Atmospheric pressure ventilation system
Temperature selector with electronic control to compensate for effect of different driving speeds
De-froster for side windows
De-frosting of rear window by electric heating elements embedded in the glass

Console tray between front seats
Side compartments on all 4 doors
Parcel shelf in the front over transmission tunnel
Glow-free rear-view mirror
2 exterior rear-view mirrors adjustable from the inside
2 padded sun-visors, with vanity mirror on passenger side
6 hand-rails in the roof frame with coat-hangers in rear
Grab-handles on all doors
Armrests on all doors and beside facing seats
Independent center armrests for each of the front seats
Folding armrest in rear
2 adjustable headrests in rear
Ashtrays on all doors
Automatic cigar-lighter on all doors
Safety steering wheel adjustable for rake
2 footrests in rear
Curtains on rear window and rear side windows
Center partition with hydraulically-operated glass screen, bar and 2 shelves for vanity boxes. Lids over shelves serve as small tables for oddments.
2 single seats facing rear bench seat or in the 6-door version two folding seats in driving direction
Optional extras
Air conditioner, also for cooling the refreshment bar
Katacolor glass
Intercommunication system
driver-passenger compartment
Steel sliding roof hydraulically operated by push button
Radio with autom. aerial, short wave adapter
Set of suitcases, etc.

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