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Unleded fuels

Is a lead substitute fuel additve necessary to use with these cars?

Dear Sir,

Your question about the use of unleaded fuel is easy to answere:
All Mercedes-Benz cars (pre-war and post-war) have absolutely no problems with unleaded fuel.

We recommend to use fuel with an octane rating of 98 (ROZ) for every type and also a regular control of the valve clearance, twice as much as specified by the factory. In our experience no additional lead substitute additive is necessary.

A normal use of the car is required, of course.

We hope this will help , please feel free to ask if you have further questions.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen /Kind regards

Andreas Hosch
DaimlerChrysler AG
Mercedes Car Group
Brand Communications
Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
000/R051 - MK/CL
70546 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711 / 17 -8 40 40
Fax: +49 (0)711 / 17 -8 34 56


Stuttgarter Str. 90
70736 Fellbach