114 series

C3170 114 series
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    Mercedes-Benz saloon of the 114 series, 1969. Half a tonne load (500 kg) - that's what it says in the car documents. The car pictured carries a little more. The test engineers in Sindelfingen wanted to know how strong the famous safety cell of a Mercedes still was after it had been severely deformed in an accident test - collision at 80-km/h with another vehicle. In practice, the case is quite conceivable that after a collision the car is hurled over an embankment.
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    press kit 1971
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