The James Bond Vehicle Library

Mercedes-Benz 600
Drive by shooting

Published 22/09-2002
Updated 16/10-2011 05:10

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Notes

Blofeld and Bunt's car.
The Mercedes is seen in a short scene at the end of the film, when Bond and his wife Tracy are recovering from the wedding. Blofeld and Irma Bunt drives past quickly and shoots at Bond, but hits Tracy in the head, ending in her death.

A blue Mercedes-Benz 600 is also seen in a short glimpse in 'Diamonds Are Forever'when Blofeld leaves The Whyte House and forces Tiffany with him. Thanks to Jon Cleary for this observation and the link to M-100.

In 'Octopussy' a Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman has a small role driving Kamal Khan from the auction in London. The Pullman is a 7/8 seater version with 3 row seating, 6,24 m (246 ins) long, weighing 2.630 kg (5.800 lbs).

The 600 series is called 'The Grand Mercedes'. The series all featured hydraulic press button to operate nearly everything from adjusting seatbacks and windows to opening doors and boot lid.
It is built to meet the requirements of men in leading positions and the squared Teutonic styling is just perfect for Blofeld. In the period 1963-1981 the Mercedes-Benz 600 series delivered 2.190 Limousines, 487 Pullmans, 44 Landaulets and 15 Presidential Landaulets. The open-backed Landaulet's was built for various governments around the world.

by JH & PS

007 relation

On Her Majestys Secret Service (1969)

  • Villain/henchmens vehicle

Technical data

  • Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 600 Limousine
  • Engine: 6,3 litre V8
  • Power SAE: 300 bhp at 4.100 rpm
  • Transmission: DB automatic 4-speed with hydraulic cluntch
  • Suspension: Self-leveling air suspension, telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering: DB power steering
  • Brakes: Disc brakes, Twin-circuit hydraulic with pneumatic booster
  • Unladen weight: 2.440 kg (5.380 lbs)
  • Length: 5,54 m (218 ins)
  • Overall width: 1,95 m (76,8 ins)
  • Performance: 12.5 seconds (0-60) Max. speed -205 km/h (128 mph)
  • Capacity: 5/6 seats
  • Colour: Silver

Sources

Links:

  • Motorbase - The Online Encyclopedia of Motoring.

Other sources:

Mercedes-Benz Silver Star Century, Dennis Adler, MBI Publishing Company, 2001, page 118 -121.