1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 SD

The Mercedes-Benz turbo-diesel sedan was introduced late in the 1978 model year. The 4-door sedan 300SD was powered by an overhead-cam five-cylinder engine fitted with a turbocharger and offering 110 horsepower. It was given an automatic transmission and disc brakes in both the front and rear. It rested on a 112.8-inch wheelbase and could accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in less than 14 seconds.

A 1978 300SD was owned by James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery until 1983 when ownership passed to his brother Neil.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2015

Related Reading : Mercedes-Benz 300D History

The Mercedes-Benz 300D was produced from 1975 through 1985. It was built atop the W123 platform and was originally powered by a 3-liter five-cylinder diesel engine that displaced 183.4 cubic-inches and produced nearly 80 horsepower. It was produced as a four-door sedan with seating for five and cost %2412,200 when first introduced. A turbo diesel option was introduced in late 1978 which offered....
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1979 Mercedes-Benz Models

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Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

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27,004
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32,016
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31,814
September 2018
26,169
August 2018
20,339
July 2018
23,058
June 2018
26,191
May 2018
26,976
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