The grey Mercedes-Benz W111 Type 250 SE Coupe. Production: 1965-1967, coupe, engine: six cylinders, 2496 cc, 150 HP, 195 km/h
The Aguinaga Museum of Mercedes-Benz
The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to a range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles produced between 1959 and 1971, including four-door saloons (1959-1968) and two-door coupés and cabriolets (1961 to 1971). Their bodywork featured distinctive tailfins that gave the models their Heckflosse nickname — German for “fintail”.
The 220SE was superseded in early autumn 1965 by the 250SE, which featured the new 2496 cm3 M129 engine.
Producing 150 hp (112 kW) at 5500 rpm, it gave the vehicle a significant improvement in top speed, 193 km/h (120 mph) (188 km/h (117 mph) with automatic transmission), and 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 12 seconds (14 with automatic transmission). Visible changes include new 14-inch wheels, which came with new hub cabs and beauty rings accommodating the larger disc brakes and new rear axle from the W108 family.