Lot No: 326
1975 Mercedes-Benz 250/8 Compact Sedan
Registration no. Unregistered
Chassis no. 11461122109630
Engine no. 13092322034881
With fresh styling by Paul Bracq, the New Generation compact range of Mercedes-Benz was launched in January 1968, replacing the Fintail. The fist post war Mercedes-Benz to be engineered on an entirely new chassis, it had vastly improved interior space as well benefiting from revised engines and gearboxes, more advanced suspension and radial tyres which greatly enhanced the ride and handling. The W114 (six-cylinder) model debuted in the form of the 230/250, offering decent performance and higher trim and equipment levels than their four-cylinder W115 cousins. The 250 continued as a mainstay of the model range but somewhat confusingly was later fitted with the more powerful SOHC M130 2.8-litre engine, primarily to cope with tougher emissions controls in the USA. Superbly engineered, the New Generation Mercedes-Benz were also hugely successful, with over 1.