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6.9 Sales Literature
Heir to a Legacy of Pursuing Perfection
Introduction, timeline, and photos of the new 6.9.
The 6.9 Litre Engine
This powerful engine blends advanced technology with the precision of unhurried hand craftsmanship.
The Hydro-pneumatic Suspension
This system represents a new generation in suspension design, replacing as it does the coil springs and shock absorbers found on conventional cars.
Over three decades, intensive Mercedes-Benz safety engineering programs have resulted in the more than 100 different safety elements incorporated into the 6.9.
Body and chassis, interior dimensions, engine, transmission, suspension, tires and brakes, standard features, and optional features.
Paint brochure for the 6.9, dated October, 1976.
Italian 450SEL 6.9 Brochure
Introduction and technical data in Italian. Photos of exterior, engine, tach/clock, and light/cruise controls.
Brock Yates on 6.9
Brock Yates' 6.9 Evaluation
Mercedes-Benz solicits Brock Yates for a no-holds-barred evaluation.
Chapter 5 of Mercedes-Benz V8 by
F. Wilson McComb.
MERCEDES-BENZ SINCE 1945 - VOLUME 3, THE 1970S
A New Flagship
Chapter 5 describes the 450SEL 6.9, by
Model 450SEL 6.9 (1975-1980)
Mercedes-Benz Production Models Book by
W. Robert Nitske.
450SEL 6.9, 1975-1980
Illustrated Mercedes-Benz Production Buyer's Guide by
CAR and DRIVER - July 1977
Mercedes-Benz Unleashes The Potent 6.9!
David E. Davis
reviews the Fastest European Sedan.
THE STAR - March/April 1990
1979 450SEL 6.9 - The muscle car from Stuttgart
photographs and reports on this feature car for MBCA's The Star.
CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR - April 1999
Best Saloons Ever
A poll by Classic & Sports Car rates the best saloons ever.