WHAT A WEBSITE.
I love it when people start talking about their cars TOP SPEED!
In the "Illustrated buyers guide to Mercedes Benz", I believe the top speed of a single cam 300E is 140mph. But it seems like I saw 144 or 147 somewhere else.
I haven't had mine much over 100mph, but I sure did want to let it go. For a tall sedan, these cars feel great at high speed. I've had my Vette well over 100mph and I didn't feel any more confident than in my 300E. Remmember these cars are built with the Autobahn in mind.
'84 Euro 240D, 516K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
Over 800,000 miles in