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New W116 book

Hi everyone,

my name is Bernd, Iím from Germany. The last time I have owned a W116 is now over twenty years ago. But this 450SE made at that time such a lasting impression on me that I have decided to write a book about W116 cars. Itís not my first book about Mercedes cars, I have written around twenty so far, but it is my latest and has just been uploaded to Amazon.

In case you are interested, who this funny guy Bernd is, here is a link to my books on Amazon:

There are not too many books about the W116 around, so if you allow me, I paste here the topics that I have tried to cover:
Developing the W116
The technical aspects
-The 3.5-litre V8 engine
-The suspension
The W116
The 450SE/SEL
The 450SEL 6.9
The 300SD
Updates and improvements
Special protection cars
The last W116
The experimental safety vehicles ESV
The introduction of ABS
The tuning scene
The coachbuilders
-Pollmann and Rappold
-Other conversions
Mercedes 450SE versus Cadillac Seville I

Technical chapters
The W116 VIN explained
The W116 data card explained
W116 buyers guide
Other issues to look out for
-Suspension, steering, brakes, exhaust
Which W116 to buy
W116 price development Feb. 2011 to Feb. 2019

Technical specifications
-General data
-Performance data
-Transmission etc.
Power and torque curves
Rpm versus speed charts
The paint options
The upholstery choices
Production figures
W116 option codes

I hope that I havenít bored you too much with this. If you are interested, here is the link to the book on the Amazon US site. Itís available under the same title in all other countries on Amazon:

Happy Eastern to all of you,

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