Now, I've driven the new R230 SL600 earlier to-day. It took about 10
minutes to find the right seating position to fit my 6'8" physique with
enough head and leg rooms. I'm so happy I could fit in the SL600! What a
pleasure to drive the car with 500-horsepower V12 motor. So smooth and
so amazing with all of power delivery!
In the past, I had always wanted the SL, but the interior dimension of
both R107 and R129 were so Lilliputian with former worse than latter.
I will definitely get one with Keyless Go as I need not to worry about
bashing my knee against the key.
PS I saw the Maybach 57, too. A car with rather gargantuan presence!
I'm also 6ft 8 ins and my 500SE (1990, W126) is a pretty good size for me,
although there is still only about 1-2 inches headroom left! I believe it
was possible to specify a lowered seat height for these cars, maybe it's
still the case for newer models?
Al Bolton, G4VSQ
1990 Mercedes 500SE 130,000 miles
1988 Mercedes 260E 155, 000 miles for sale...
haute in die Tasten:
I found a trick in lowering the seat further. The seat has upper portion
that moves forward to support your thighs. That's when I gained 2 more
inches of headroom in R230.
I could NEVER fit R107 and R129 at all!
The funny thing is that the seat in all C-Class (W201, W202, and W203)
goes all way to the back so much that I could not reach the steering
wheel! That is a first for me.
My understanding is that Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR is only one that you
can specify three types of seats basing on your physique. If anyone
knows further detail about other Mercedes-Benz vehicles with such an
option, let me know.
Al Bolton wrote:
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