Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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30 year lifespan, deconstructed
Bruno Sacco, the legendary and famed designer of the W123, W124, W126, W201 and (with Paul Bracq) the legendary 600 Pullmans, explained that the life cycle of a typical Mercedes Benz model at the time (ie, 1960s through 1990s) was about 30 years:
Product and design development cycle = 8 years
Length of time model offered for sale = 10 years
Normal expected lifespan of vehicle = 10 years
Total (approx.) = 30 years
That model has seemed to have held true, at least until Bruno Sacco retired in 1999.
A lot of old ones really keep going and going. They were engineered to do so.
<--- superschnelle 300 hp 10:1 ECE euro HV, Hochverdichtung = high compression (11/2011) ... Wie im Freien Fall. Nur horizontal.
"I swear to god, it's like I live in a trailer of common sense, and stare out the window at a tornado of stupidity." >'='<
Last edited by cascade; 09-10-2007 at 08:27 PM.