1953 Mercedes-Benz 220

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Mileage 
    61 435 km / 38 174 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

The Mercedes-Benz W187 was produced from 1951 to 1955. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in April 1951 it was powered by a inline six-cylinder engine and available as a saloon, coupé and cabriolet, all designated with the 220 model name.

Despite its pre-WW II reputation as a manufacturer of luxury cars, in the immediate post-war years Mercedes produced only 4-cylinder-engined passenger cars. The W187 Mercedes-Benz 220 and flagship W186 Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer introduced together in 1951 were the first Mercedes to once again feature 6-cylinder engine.

The saloon went out of production in May, 1954; the Cabriolet models continued for another 15 months until August 1955.

  •  Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Length: cm (in): 454 (178.7)
  • Width: cm (in): 168 (66.3)
  • Height: cm (in): 156 (61.4)
  • Wheelbase: cm (in): 284 (112)
  • Weight: kg (lb): 1420 (3131)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement: straight six 2195 cc (134.2 cu in), front-mounted
  • Valve gear: 12
  • Fuel system: 1 solex carburettor
  • Gearbox: 4-speed manual
  • Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power: 79 hp at 4600 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 142 Nm at 2500 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 146 km/h (91 mph)
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