MercedesBenz Ponton W120 specialties

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Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

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Of course you know all the normal versions of legendary Mercedes-Benz models.

But do you the special versions, the crash and how these fine cars built?

If you don’t, you’re on the page. Here you get info and you will see nowhere else on the internet.


So let’s begin the Ponton specialties. There are car, pick-up, cabrio, rally car, police ambulance

and — yes! hearse.

But by extensive crash Mercedes-Benz did its very best to the use of the hearse-ponton.

That’s why we come to the testing first.

Ponton Testing

Mercedes-Benz was the car manufacturer first of all took great of the security of its vehicles and thus did

extensive crash-testing.

Photo reference #5, page 8. The text

For the centennial of the Automobile the German

Obviously the book is wrong the age of this 220S as it was built 1956 to 1959. Most they meant that the car is years old.

Photo reference #1, page 49. The text

Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

In the courts of the big car manufacturers (shown Daimler-Benz) the test cars do which with experiments for driving safety outer and inner life had to give.

Until now around 1200 have been used by for crash tests.

I know you enthusiasts must be very while watching this and trying not to burst into with all these lovely destroyed!

This photo be from 1970 as the figures on the first denote the year and the number of the crash test

for that particular year note the car with the 69/45 on the it’s a MB 600 SWB W100. The number of the on the ponton can not be seen but as the 600 is #45 of 1969 the #50 must be from 1969, as the highest number from is the relatively low 7 on the SL W113.

As the numbers on the are painted head up it must been used for a roll test (and no, I don’t say about the W168 aka A-class

Very interesting that years after the end of the production were tested — for with then actual

Ponton Production at Sindelfingen

Production was somehow different today: No robots at all, the of the cars mainly depending on the of the workers and the accuracy they put their work. Note how welded the body together.

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


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