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cawimmer430
08-10-2007, 07:43 AM
Here is part 9,

"Gallery of Safety"


1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 Messwagen
This is a one-of-a-kind Mercedes built by the research and development department to conduct tests alongside new Mercedes-Benz models. The interior is filled with sophisticated technology that was used to measure speed, stabiliy etc. and generally aid in the development of future Mercedes-Benz products.
6-cylinders, 2996cc, 160-horsepower @ 5,300 RPM, 165 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_338.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_339.jpg


1964 Mercedes-Benz 220S
The Mercedes 220, 220S and 220SE were the first vehicles built by Mercedes-Benz to feature the patented safety chassis (developed by Bela Barenyi). The model was soon known as "Heckflosse" (Fintail) because of the small fins at the rear.
6-cylinders, 2195cc, 110-horsepower @ 5,000 RPM, 165 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_336.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_337.jpg


1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
The 230SL was one of the first sports cars to be fitted with safety oriented crumple zones and cabin. The hardtop of the 230SL reminded people of the shape of Asian temples and the car soon earned the nickname "Pagoda".
6-cylinders, 2306cc, 150-horsepower @ 5,500 RPM, 200 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_334.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_335.jpg


1973 Mercedes-Benz Experimentier-Sicherheits-Fahrzeug ESF 22
The ESF 22 was an experimental safety car which Mercedes used to test systems such as airbags, ABS and a variety of other safety features. The car was heavily based on the Mercedes-Benz W116 S-Class. The ESF 22 used a detuned 4.5-l V8 from the 450SE (SEL) S-Class. For a research car, it came surprisingly luxuriously equipped featuring airconditioning and an automatic transmission!
V8, 4520cc, 195-horsepower @ 4,500 RPM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_329.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_330.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_331.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_332.jpg


1979 Mercedes-Benz O 303 Reise-Omnibus
The O 303 buses became famous as the first buses to be tested in roll-over tests. It was therefore no surprise that when the O 303 debuted in 1974, it was the class leader in safety and performance. In 1981 the O 303 became the world's first bus to be offered with ABS. Production ended in 1992.
V8, 12,736cc, 256-horsepower @ 2,500 RPM, 123 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_333.jpg


1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD Turbodiesel
The 300SD Turbodiesel made history as the first S-Class to be offered with a diesel engine (primarily to help reduce corporate average fuel economy [CAFE] in the United States). The performance in its day was respectable, but it was the good fuel economy that gave the car its good reputation. The 300SD Turbodiesel was only sold in North America and unlike their European counterparts came standard with a 4-speed automatic transmission, airconditioning and many other features one had to pay extra for in Europe. The North American spec W116 S-Class looked different from its European counterparts due to the 8 mph resistant bumpers front and aft and the sealed-beam headlights.
5-cylinders, 2998cc, 121-horsepower @ 4,350 RPM, 170 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_342.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_344.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_346.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_347.jpg


1981 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.0
The 190-Series was created to attract younger buyers to the brand in the form of a smaller, more affordable, yet just as safe compact saloon car. It was a smashing success selling well from day one and also earning a reputation as a good handler and sporty car. The model pictured is a 122-horsepower 2.0 model, a notch above the anemic entry level 190 (carburated) model.
4-cylinders, 1997cc, 122-horsepower @ 5,100 RPM, 195 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_325.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_326.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_328.jpg


1988 Mercedes-Benz 200D
This particular 200D absorbed over 1.9 million kilometers working 14 years as a taxi in Portugal. The 200D was specifically designed for jobs where fuel economy was of vital importance. Sales of the 200D thrived among taxi fleets and private buyers.
4-cylinders, 1997cc, 72-horsepower @ 4,600 RPM, 160 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_403.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_404.jpg


1998 Mercedes-Benz 290GD Turbodiesel
This exhibited 290GD Turbodiesel has travelled faithfully with its owner all over the world before ending up in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The 290GD Turbodiesel was the last major pre-chamber diesel engined G-Class before the advent of CDI technology. The G270 CDI has since replaced the 290GD Turbodiesel.
5-cylinders, 2874cc, 120-horsepower @ 3,800 RPM, 137 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_402.jpg


1995 Mercedes-Benz S600
The W140 Mercedes-Benz S600 was the first Mercedes roadcar to be fitted with a V12 engine. The car on display was owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger from 1995 to 2003.
V12, 5987cc, 394-horsepower @ 5,200 RPM, 250 km/h top speed (limited)
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_398.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_399.jpg


1999 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 312D "Mobile Zahnarztpraxis"
This particular Sprinter worked as a mobile dentistry on the Japanese island of Kuroshima from 2000 to 2004. The Sprinter enjoys tremendous popularity not only in Europe, but in Asian markets as well.
5-cylinders, 2874cc, 122-horsepower @ 3,800 RPM, 150 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_400.jpg


2003 Mercedes-Benz Actros 3341 A
The Actros has been Mercedes' heavy duty truck since 1996. It is available in a number of different cabins, drivetrain setups and engines. The vehicle on display was part of a spectacular relief convoy that in 2003 travelled from Europe to Afghanistan.
V6, 11,946cc, 408-horsepower @ 1,800 RPM, 85 km/h (limited)
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_401.jpg

cawimmer430
08-10-2007, 07:43 AM
Here is part 9,

"Gallery of Safety"


1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 Messwagen
This is a one-of-a-kind Mercedes built by the research and development department to conduct tests alongside new Mercedes-Benz models. The interior is filled with sophisticated technology that was used to measure speed, stabiliy etc. and generally aid in the development of future Mercedes-Benz products.
6-cylinders, 2996cc, 160-horsepower @ 5,300 RPM, 165 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_338.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_339.jpg


1964 Mercedes-Benz 220S
The Mercedes 220, 220S and 220SE were the first vehicles built by Mercedes-Benz to feature the patented safety chassis (developed by Bela Barenyi). The model was soon known as "Heckflosse" (Fintail) because of the small fins at the rear.
6-cylinders, 2195cc, 110-horsepower @ 5,000 RPM, 165 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_336.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_337.jpg


1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
The 230SL was one of the first sports cars to be fitted with safety oriented crumple zones and cabin. The hardtop of the 230SL reminded people of the shape of Asian temples and the car soon earned the nickname "Pagoda".
6-cylinders, 2306cc, 150-horsepower @ 5,500 RPM, 200 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_334.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_335.jpg


1973 Mercedes-Benz Experimentier-Sicherheits-Fahrzeug ESF 22
The ESF 22 was an experimental safety car which Mercedes used to test systems such as airbags, ABS and a variety of other safety features. The car was heavily based on the Mercedes-Benz W116 S-Class. The ESF 22 used a detuned 4.5-l V8 from the 450SE (SEL) S-Class. For a research car, it came surprisingly luxuriously equipped featuring airconditioning and an automatic transmission!
V8, 4520cc, 195-horsepower @ 4,500 RPM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_329.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_330.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_331.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_332.jpg


1979 Mercedes-Benz O 303 Reise-Omnibus
The O 303 buses became famous as the first buses to be tested in roll-over tests. It was therefore no surprise that when the O 303 debuted in 1974, it was the class leader in safety and performance. In 1981 the O 303 became the world's first bus to be offered with ABS. Production ended in 1992.
V8, 12,736cc, 256-horsepower @ 2,500 RPM, 123 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_333.jpg


1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD Turbodiesel
The 300SD Turbodiesel made history as the first S-Class to be offered with a diesel engine (primarily to help reduce corporate average fuel economy [CAFE] in the United States). The performance in its day was respectable, but it was the good fuel economy that gave the car its good reputation. The 300SD Turbodiesel was only sold in North America and unlike their European counterparts came standard with a 4-speed automatic transmission, airconditioning and many other features one had to pay extra for in Europe. The North American spec W116 S-Class looked different from its European counterparts due to the 8 mph resistant bumpers front and aft and the sealed-beam headlights.
5-cylinders, 2998cc, 121-horsepower @ 4,350 RPM, 170 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_342.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_344.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_346.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_347.jpg


1981 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.0
The 190-Series was created to attract younger buyers to the brand in the form of a smaller, more affordable, yet just as safe compact saloon car. It was a smashing success selling well from day one and also earning a reputation as a good handler and sporty car. The model pictured is a 122-horsepower 2.0 model, a notch above the anemic entry level 190 (carburated) model.
4-cylinders, 1997cc, 122-horsepower @ 5,100 RPM, 195 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_325.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_326.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_328.jpg


1988 Mercedes-Benz 200D
This particular 200D absorbed over 1.9 million kilometers working 14 years as a taxi in Portugal. The 200D was specifically designed for jobs where fuel economy was of vital importance. Sales of the 200D thrived among taxi fleets and private buyers.
4-cylinders, 1997cc, 72-horsepower @ 4,600 RPM, 160 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_403.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_404.jpg


1998 Mercedes-Benz 290GD Turbodiesel
This exhibited 290GD Turbodiesel has travelled faithfully with its owner all over the world before ending up in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The 290GD Turbodiesel was the last major pre-chamber diesel engined G-Class before the advent of CDI technology. The G270 CDI has since replaced the 290GD Turbodiesel.
5-cylinders, 2874cc, 120-horsepower @ 3,800 RPM, 137 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_402.jpg


1995 Mercedes-Benz S600
The W140 Mercedes-Benz S600 was the first Mercedes roadcar to be fitted with a V12 engine. The car on display was owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger from 1995 to 2003.
V12, 5987cc, 394-horsepower @ 5,200 RPM, 250 km/h top speed (limited)
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_398.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_399.jpg


1999 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 312D "Mobile Zahnarztpraxis"
This particular Sprinter worked as a mobile dentistry on the Japanese island of Kuroshima from 2000 to 2004. The Sprinter enjoys tremendous popularity not only in Europe, but in Asian markets as well.
5-cylinders, 2874cc, 122-horsepower @ 3,800 RPM, 150 km/h top speed
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_400.jpg


2003 Mercedes-Benz Actros 3341 A
The Actros has been Mercedes' heavy duty truck since 1996. It is available in a number of different cabins, drivetrain setups and engines. The vehicle on display was part of a spectacular relief convoy that in 2003 travelled from Europe to Afghanistan.
V6, 11,946cc, 408-horsepower @ 1,800 RPM, 85 km/h (limited)
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/cawimmer430MB01/MBMuseum09/MBM_401.jpg