we have the 8 in the SL and in my opinion that is the proper motor for the
car. plenty of power, handles well. doesn't seem to have the wiring problems
the 1990's S class has. From what I've read the major problem is the oil
tubes in the motor.

Jim

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hendrik Riessen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S vs 8 Cyl 500


> How does that compare to the 5 litre V8? Some say that the V8 is the
better
> motor, particularly in the SL due to the extra weight of the V12. Have you
> driven a 600SL?
> I don't think that the extra weight is going to affect handling in the
sedan
> as much and the extra torque would be an asset in the heavier four door.
>
> Hendrik
> with the mighty four banger Merc and a couple of six cylinder diesel 4x4's
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "James Zavesky" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 9:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S?
>
>
> > 402 horsepower
> > 428 torque
> >
> > Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.
> >
> > James Zavesky
> > 1991 500SL
> > 1992 600SEL
> > 1995 E320
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Brian Chase" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 1:05 AM
> > Subject: Re: [MBZ] 12 Cyl 600S?
> >
> >
> >> Alex, yes - that's what I recall and am talking about when I say it
> >> looked
> >> sort of out of place (I thought bogus). Good observation. Stout car
> > though.
> >> Anybody know the h.p., torque, and performance specs?
> >>
> >> Brian
> >>
>
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