MercedesBenz 180

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Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

Mercedes-Benz 180

Mercedes-Benz 180

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When the 180 was introduced in 1953. its feature was the new chassis design one that used sectional side members tied the floorpan — resulting in rigidity and noise reduction. The carried the entire power and transmission. as well as the steering and wheel assembly, anchored to the part of the main chassis on blocks on the three point system.


The double joint axle of the previous model was as was the 52 bhp engine — however to sell the car improvements had to made, and they were, particularly in dimensions — now some 20% Increasing window area the Mercedes 170S by some 40% helped with safety.

Other features that it from its predecessor include brakes, a wider radiator and the of vertical bars on the bumpers. The lines made the 180 look a more stubby than more upmarket models in the lineup. But despite the car filling the model role, it was blessed typical Mercedes quality and holding ability.

In fact, road testers failed to they had reached the cars of 125 km/h as the engine and mechanicals all so quiet. The 180 was manufactured from 1953 to August 1957. the 180a from September to July 1959. The 180b it being produced until 1961. The last evolution was the it being built from 1961 to October 1962.

Although not built in prolific particularly when compared to marques, the 180 remains a great into the world of classic car however it will never the increase in value reserved for the of the SL’s and 300S models.

Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

180 Is Hard To Fault

By L. W. Whitehead – as published in the Melbourne 12/7/1954

Motoring little of magnificent was experienced in road the Mercedes-Benz 180 Saloon – the first car from the world famous maker. plenty of refinement, a quality finish, and a road the harshest critic would difficulty in faulting.

The Mercedes-Benz 180 a Car of Many Surprises. Behind the on rough roads and smooth, it like a two ton car — yet a check of its showed it tared at only cwt. It showed the pace of a was just as flexible in top, and power with the satin-smoothness and of an eight. Yet under the bonnet it is a four cylinder, side-valve rated at 13 h.p. Just 52 brake horse-power comes in a side valve engine of capacity is still something of a

Handling qualities were of a high performance sports car not surprising in view of the number of produced by Mercedes, such as Prix racing cars and the 300 SL coupes. The steering was a delight. Not a of road-shock was transmitted back the wheel over cobble-stones, and corrugations. Yet it gave needle-eye and directness of control. Suspension of the is independent on coils on all wheels. The gave a boulevard ride the roughest of roads, provided stability of highway curves and without any thumps, rattles or under-floor noises not uncommon some mono-construction units.

Acceleration qualities were for a car of its horsepower rating and weight. It be dropped back into top to 10 and accelerated away without It picked up smoothly to a maximum of 36 on a 1 in 13 gradient approached in top at 20 m.p.h. and the lower ratios showed of punch in getting away traffic lights. Cruising at 65 to 70 was effortless for the Mercedes. Wind was at a minimum at high cruising All controls were beautifully direct and efficient. And it has a fuel of around 30 m.p.g. under driving conditions.

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

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