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Original press release for car of the year 1973


Car of the year award for 1973 went to the 450SE/SEL.

In 1975 the german automotive journal AUTO, MOTOR UND SPORT crowned the 6.9 with the title 'Best car in the world'.
Auto, Motor und Sport is the best known and widespread automotive Journal and was Always perceived as an institution in its world.
Mercedes have regularly won Competition Tests and I remember outrageous reader's letters when in the 90s BMW began to replace MB as winners.

Anyway: The uniqueness and Quality of the 6.9 was praised as 'not being based on individual outstanding features but on an overall level of balance and perfection that has no equal in this world'.

Today this title is referred to in every sales ad for a 6.9.


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