The 260D Mercedes Benz was the first ever diesel-engine passenger car. It was manufactured in 1936.
The Popemobile is constructed around a Merc ML. The pope sits in a chair that gets elevated via a hydraulic lift into the glass room.
All 6.3V8 and 3 M-100 6.9 Mercedes engines were hand-built. All of them were tested for four hours at a stretch on an engine dyno.
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Is headquartered in Germany in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg and is the multi-national division of Daimler AG, the German manufacturer.
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