Jay Leno receives brand new 6.2l V8 for his vintage 300SEL

Muamer Hodzic December 28, 2009

Mercedes-Benz has provided Jay Leno with a 6.2-liter V8 (M156) to put into his vintage 300SEL 6.3.

the M156 uses a traditional wet-sump setup, as opposed to the SLS’ M159, with its dry-sump lubrication system, bespoke internals and magnesium intake manifold. The M156 is used in many Mercedes-Benz AMG models, such as the S63, SL63 and E63 AMG. It’s only down 45 bhp from its gullwing sibling, putting out 518 hp rather than the SLS’ 563 hp

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  3. So which car is the engine destined for? The 300SL Gullwing in the title, or the 300SEL 6.3 in the article. Two different cars, only one engine.

    Hint: It ain’t the SL.

  4. @Dave

    You are correct, it’s the 300SEL. The title was wrong, but the article is still correct. Sorry about that 🙂

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