Mercedes with most room (tall driver)

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Wondering what models you guys who know your Mercedes can recommend for a tall guy, I am 6'6' and have trouble in most cars yet was hoping there might be a model or two of Mercedes
(older is fine) that has lots of room or is designed where other big guys can drive easier etc etc.
I am not looking for convertibles, would like to stay with a full sedan 4 door too if possible,
I just went and checked out a 2000 C250 and it just about fit me fine except a bit of a problem with my right knee and the wide portion of the dash (head was fine arms shoulders etc all fine, just that right knee area (to get to the gas) being so tall I had some trouble with the way the dash was designed so wide and all the way down to the center....
And I found a 96 300D that I DID fit fine in but it was already sold (salesguy let me sit in it tho for size check since I drove all the way out to see it at their dealership).
Anyone got any ideas? Been also considering older model C280's (93-97 range) yet I haven't found one used to go sit in and see how it fit me.
Thanks for any input or help on what models or design styles might fit me best, its hard to go find them used to sit in and get a feel for (far and few used ones in my area to go test "fit".
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Do you have long legs or a long body? Or do you have both? By far the most space for the driver has the W140 (s-class 1989-1998). You should search for a car without sunroof and maybe consider installing an aftermarket steering wheel with a smaller diameter, which give your legs additional freedom (don't know how many aftermarket wheels with airbag are available). The W210 (E-class 1996-2002) also offers much space, but the W140 is bigger.
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I would say I am a bit of both but moreso taller torso (headroom), inseam is 36 though so again larger than most...
Thanks for the tips I will keep trying to find used ones in my area (East Lansing MI) and go from there....
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I used to live there and bought my first MB... I bought mine near Detroit... Plymouth... they got one there... but I am not too sure about the price... I think you can talk him down and have that car checked out by MB dealer before you buy it.
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He needs a Maybach.
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To be honest: I was not at all impresed by the headroom in the back of the Maybach 63. Okay, if I'd seriously consider to buy one, I assume that they could lower the rear seat by an inch or two.
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Oh dear, another EUR 10 000...
Maybe this guy will be satisfied with a 57 as he will probably be driving himself (i.e. sitting in the front).
Actually a London taxi might do the trick and, while quite dear for a car of this capability, it's still a lot cheaper than the options discussed so far. I read somebody is importing several thousand into the US. And such a vehicle is far rarer than a common-or-garden old S-Class (outside the UK, of course).
(I presume 63 is a typo...)
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What is the name of the big Maybach? 62 or 63? Anyway, it won't fit into my garage anyway;-)
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The W124 just fits into my garage, so a little Maybach 57 would also not allow me to close the door of my garage...
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Frank Kemper wrote:

57 and 62 currently. 53 later.
The nutpicker ;-)
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Hi,
I'm 6'4 and had plenty of room in a 98 E300TD (very comfy even while 50,000 miles a year). I found the same model year C class too small though.
Surprisingly, I find the A class quite comfy too :-)
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That's nothing. Many taxis are never switched off. Only a few months ago a New York taxi driver told me how he shares his Crown Victoria (I think it was) with his relative. He was on his third motor but they get a pretty impressive mileage each.
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"For Sale: One set of E300TD Glow Plugs... hardly used" :-) Bill
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W123!
Darrell 6'5 lots of headroom.

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I don't know how similar the 116 is inside to the 123, but in my 6.9 I have to take off my shoes to drive it comfortably. (size 13 US) otherwise I cant fit both feet down there with enough room to move around easily. massive amount of head, body, and leg room, just no foot room! I'm exactly 6 foot.
it is a RHD euro if that makes a difference

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I do not know it for the W 116 but if you have a W 123, this makes a big difference, indeed.
I had a W123 LHD, and this car has a drivers seat, which has two levers for adjusting its position. The lever on the front side of the seat (1) lets you slide the seat back and forth, the lever on its left side (2) lets it slide back and lowers its position simultaneously. As a result you can slide back the drivers seat further than the co-pilots seat, and you can also adjust its height.
Years ago, during a press meeting, I met a guy who was responsible for selling Mercedes in the UK in the 80's. I asked him, if it was possible to install an UK drivers seat into my german W123 in order to give space for my legs, even if my wife is driving me. He told me that the lever (2) is a part of the body platform, not of the seat. RHD and LHD models use the same body platform, so the RHD W123s had height-adjustable co-drivers seats, and non-adjustable divers seats:-0
AFIK the seats of a W123 fit into a W116, so I assume that the rail- problem is the same. AFAIK the british had to wait for the W210 to have both seats adjustable the same way.
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I don't remember that in my 1984 RHD UK spec W123 200E, which I had after my LHD W123 200D (driven in Germany) and LHD W123 200 (bought in Germany, driven in UK). Of course, not remembering might just be galloping senility.
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I have a w116 chassis 300sd, and my girlfriend has a w123 chassis 300d, I am 6'4" and fit in both fine. (the w116 is roomier)
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Concentrate on a E-Class car, not a C- Class. A car without a sunroof will also have about an inch more headroom.
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