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First foreign driver to win the famous long-distance race on April 12/13,1931

The 300-hp Mercedes-Benz SSKL generates a top speed of 235 km/h

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Rudolf Caracciola was the first foreign driver to win the famous Italian Mille Miglia road race. He and co-driver Wilhelm Sebas-tian completed the 1,635 kilometers at an average speed of 101.1 km/h driving a Mercedes-Benz SSKL (W 06 RS series) on April 12/13, 1931.

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PeterH on January 17th, 2006

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  • February 1936: Debut of the 170 V and 170 H at the Berlin Motor Show
  • High production volume of the 170 V  the basis for production resumed after World War II
  • 170 H: Today a greater rarity than a supercharged convertible

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PeterH on April 15th, 2005

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  • Launched 30 years ago on May 15, 1975
  • Second to none: The car’s formidable engine
  • Hydropneumatic suspension: For top-notch comfort

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