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Old 06-24-2004, 09:44 PM
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Talking Diesel MBs in the movies and TV

I wanna know what MB diesels have been seen by forum members on TV and in the movies. So far, I've seen some black W126s on "CSI" driven by bad guys in the desert, one of them was a 300SD, although the 300SD was painted over, you could make out the turbodiesel badge (black smoke seen in the getaway scene). There was a champagne 300TD on "Simon and Simon" (taking off wide open from a parking space like so many early 80's TV show cars), and in a movie called "Eddie Macon's Run" I believe, there was a chase scene with a then brand new W126 (300SD I believe). It outran the LTD police car in a cemetery and on dirt roads (filmed in Laredo, TX). So, what have others seen?
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:03 PM
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I think there were a few in "Hawaii 5-O" over the years, I know there were several gassers (Hong Kong episodes) but I think a few Diesels too.
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There's a good one in the otherwise forgettable "Ronin" (Robert De Niro)
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Old 06-24-2004, 11:09 PM
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Ronin is an awesome movie! Nothing forgettable about it at all.


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Old 06-25-2004, 12:30 AM
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And nothing forgettable about that scene.

In the show "ALIAS" there was an episode where the bad guys where driving a couple of 560 SEL, all the chrome was painted black, including the grill, looked *****ing!
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Old 06-25-2004, 07:24 AM
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There is a 123 with euro lights in a Coke commerical parked on the side of the street. The commerical features a lady walking down the sidewalk with a large bag, while handing out (apparently) free bottles of coke.
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:09 AM
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And nothing forgettable about that scene.

In the show "ALIAS" there was an episode where the bad guys where driving a couple of 560 SEL, all the chrome was painted black, including the grill, looked *****ing!
THATS IT!!! I accidently called "ALIAS" "CSI". One of those W126s the bad guys were driving was a 300SD, I was able to make out the obviously painted over TurboDiesel badge when the car was at a certain angle, and I saw some black smoke when they were racing away.
And, in the movie "Brown Sugar", two 123s are seen, one dark green 300CDT parked in the background while the main character (Sanaa Lathan) interviews Jermaine Dupri, and in a flashback to 1984, when the main character is a little girl leaving her home, a line of cars is parked in front (NYC), and between an Oldsmobile Delta 88 and Ford LTD, there is a yellow W123 wagon with bundt cake style wheels. I dont know what kind it was, but I'm assuming it was a diesel, since that was the majority sent to the U.S.
I sent a movie review of the above mentioned movie to the Mercedes in the Movies site, and it says rate the Benzes, not the movie, so I gave it the most I could since I really like those two W123s, but others gave movies with W126s and W107s half stars and such. How are you gonna give a W126 a bad rating? I understand if they're gassers though.:p
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I remember that the top of Mercedes was complaining that there cars where always used by bad guys in the movies, it didn't help there image.

And there is a "recent" James Bond where 007 is driving the "new" BMW 750 while blowing up some Mercedes cars!
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Old 06-25-2004, 05:32 PM
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Just wanted to note that there was a silverish blue W126 300SD on "Simon and Simon" today, being driven by the chief surgeon of a hospital who tried to kill one of the Simon brothers. It was a 1984 year episode, so it was pretty new. Instead of changing the engine noise, they kept the original diesel engine noise. That was the highlight of the whole episode to me.
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Watching Men In Black II this evening..

guess what "J" is driving..

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"Spy Games" with Redford and Pitt had some 115s, 123's and a 126 or two....

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about half the movies (usaly older Videos) I see have 126's in them most appear to be 560 SEL's.I hate to see them smashed .........

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has anyone seen the preview to "the bourne supremacy" it looks like there is a yellow, w126 or w124 in the chase seen (the car is a taxi painted yellow)
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Old 07-12-2004, 01:12 AM
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has anyone seen the preview to "the bourne supremacy" it looks like there is a yellow, w126 or w124 in the chase seen (the car is a taxi painted yellow)
It's a w124. I saw the preview last night.
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