The Benefactor Feltzer is a car that is available for use in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV. In both games it is a two-door car with a high top speed, each based on different models of Mercedes-Benz two-door coupes.
GTA San Andreas
In GTA San Andreas, the Feltzer is a convertible, and is based on the real-life Mercedes-Benz R107 that was produced from 1971-1989, specifically the 380SL cabriolet. It has a good top speed, but its handling is rather unsatisfactory as its high speed and light weight act against it; also it has rather slow acceleration.
A bulletproof, damageproof, explosion-proof and fireproof Feltzer can be found (and is used) in the final storyline mission, End of the Line.
It can only be modified in TransFender
- Wheels (ten types)
- Nitro (All)
- Bass Boost
- Found usually in San Fierro
- Occasionally found in Las Venturas
- Parked in a highway stop in southeast Flint County, near Back o' Beyond (Only available when wanted for export)
- Importable from Easter Basin, San Fierro after completing export lists. Import cost: $28,000 (Tuesdays only)
In GTA IV, the Benefactor Feltzer is similar to a second generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, except the wheel arches are significantly wider, giving the car a wider appearance, more similar to the AMG SL. There are several variations of the Feltzer convertible in GTA IV; Feltzers may be seen with a folding hardtop, like the real life SL/SLK, with a softtop, or with the roof down. Some are equipped with a badgeless black mesh grille, while others feature a standard three-bar grille with Benefactor badging.
A unique pink convertible Feltzer owned by Gracie Ancelotti appears during "...I'll Take Her", when the car is used by the player to kidnap Gracie for random. Upon completion of the mission, the car is driven away to be disposed of. The player can choose to snipe the driver promptly and acquire the car.
The GTA IV rendition of the Feltzer is powered by a supercharged 3.8L V8, coupled to a high-performance 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration, and the seventh-fastest Car in the game. Acceleration is decent (with a tendency to cause wheel spin), and it has an enjoyable top speed.
The Feltzer has also been noted for being one of the best drifting cars in the game due to its low level of Traction Control. The suspension is firm and responsive, keeping the Feltzer flat in the corners, albeit with some oversteer at high speeds. Braking is good, and ABS is an available option, though not standard. The Feltzer withstands high-speed frontal crashes well, thanks to its luxury build, and can sustain numerous frontal hits without failing or catching alight. The Feltzer is, however, highly susceptible to bullet damage.
- Spawn around Hove Beach, Broker.
- In the parking lot in Beachgate, Broker.
- Spawn around The Exchange.
- Spawn around Star Junction.
- Spawn around Little Italy.
- Spawn around The Triangle
- Spawn around Middle Park East.
- The name of the Feltzer may be a play on the sexual act of "felching".
- In GTA IV, if the player takes a Feltzer with its roof down to a car wash, the vehicle will be washed by hand.
- The Feltzer plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
- In GTA San Andreas, during the mission End of the Line, CJ must chase Officer Tenpenny in a Feltzer.
- In GTA IV, Niko Bellic goes all out and fakes a test drive of Gracie Ancelotti's Feltzer, resulting in him showing his true colors and knocking Gracie unconscious live in the front seats after she causes Niko to go into several car crashes. The player can achieve this Feltzer to keep by immediately killing the driver after hiding Gracie in the safhouse, but the player must be quick as it will dissapear after about 30 seconds. It can also be aquired by firing a gun across the street from Gracie's house before meeting her, she will run off, but the Feltzer will stay in the driveway. Do NOT respray this Feltzer, as you will never be able to achieve this paint color again.