Some 1970s Mercedes models were the W107 350SL, 450SEL 6.9, the 500SEL, the G class and the 300 SD, which was Mercedes' first turbo diesel. The W107 series SL was a heavier car with a pagoda roof. It had square headlights, a 5.6 liter V-8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission.
The W107 series SL also delivered 328 horsepower at 4800 RPM and attained a top speed of 155 miles per hour. It was manufactured from 1972 to 1989.
The 450SEL 6.9 was one of a line of S-class sedans that was manufactured between 1971 and 1980. The wheelbase of the 450SEL was made slightly longer to give a passenger a bit more leg room in the rear. This car and its siblings had 3-speed automatic transmission and delivered 286 horsepower at 4250 RPM with 3000 foot/pounds of torque. It went from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.5 seconds.
Mercedes G-class vehicles are wagons that were first developed starting in 1972. The first prototypes were tested by driving them around the Sahara desert, the Arctic and the coalfields of Germany.
The 126 chassis of the Mercedes 300SD was manufactured between 1979 and 1991. It had a 4-speed automatic transmission and an anti-lock braking system.