History of Mercedes Benz The 180 Ponton

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Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

History of Mercedes Benz: The 180

Mercedes Benz 180/190 (1953 — 1962)

In the of Mercedes Benz, it had rarely that difficult. Daimler-Benz had to on one of the most important new car designs. the four-cylinder 170S clearly its age, the six-cylinder 220 was just a with a larger power Also the luxurious 300 Benz carried prewar genes in its and chassis.

This change more traditional thinking to styling proved a bit the problem management faced in those On the one hand, they could not to fall too much behind competitors were offering, and on the hand they knew a too radically modern design not be appreciated by their more minded customers. The Mercedes 300 was a clear statement of how much knew of the preferences of a larger of their customer base. 1951 till 1962 the 300 had not dramatically in its traditional pre-war design.


Just eight months the launch of the 180, the final was approved by Daimler-Benz management. At its in September 1953 the new form was by almost all its potential clients. The new had a 20% roomier passenger compartment and greatly increased visibility. could also pack more luggage, as the trunk had a 75% volume. But the features did not stop Inside the cabin, heating be individually adjusted for driver and and more supportive and larger invited to relaxed touring. It is that all of this could be on the outside dimensions of the predecessor, the Benz. Also worth is that the new unit-body chassis was far and twice as rigid as the old body-on-independent-frame

The term did not exist in those but the ponton 180 could be regarded as the E-Class Mercedes Benz. It was in the price league as the six-cylinder KapitГ¤n, which was from an point of view more with the 220 W187 Benz. At — DM ($2,360. -) the new Mercedes 180 was not cheap, but buyers did not seem to This latest addition to the family was not only popular at the of its launch, it was in demand throughout its run. And for the first time, the word waiting list was

Naturally for the four-cylinder cars of a diesel engine was made again. The OM 636 was also taken unchanged from the previous 170 and it still lived up to its reputation of a noisy, uncivilized power But its sturdy and reliable design it also capable of living than the vehicle it was powering. surprise it was so well liked by car owners, who told of 300,000 or miles on a single engine.

the petrol engine was a carry-over the previous 170S Benz. So in four years after the introduction, the 180 received the M 121 OHC engine of the but in a detuned version. The output up from 52 hp at 4,000 rpm to 65 hp at now 4,500

The Mercedes Benz 190 was launched in It was basically a 180 with an engine 75 hp at 4,600 rpm. On the outside it had to a different badge a wide rim along the lower window And on the inside it offered a slightly upholstery. In August 1959, Mercedes Benz cars upgraded at the front with a and wider radiator grille.

Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

At time, Daimler-Benz had moved on to the Heckflossen-Zeit or fin tail era with the of the six-cylinder 220b series. In 1961, the 190 Benz was discontinued, as the fin 190 series was introduced. In October the last ponton 180 finally the production hall. Over the the car has seen technical and cosmetic but it had remained the reliable trustworthy Benz vehicle, which had nine years earlier the era for Daimler-Benz.

Bernd S. Koehling.

The author up in the 1950s and 1960s in Northern Vintage cars are his lifelong It started with visits to the with his father, when he was a He also grew up with cars in his family and an uncle, who had a collection of prewar cars, him at the end of the 1960s to vintage cars. the mid 1970s he started collecting cars himself.

His second is writing. He is the author of books and about vintage Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

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