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Mercedes-Benz W136

1,570 mm (62 in)

The Mercedes-Benz W136 was Mercedes-Benz line of four-cylinder automobiles the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The car was presented in public in February although by that time had already been under way for a of months. Between 1936 and and again between 1947 and it was the manufacturer’s top selling automobile. [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

the Second World War the W136 the foundation on which the company because enough of the tooling had allied bombing or could be

1949 saw the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz version of the W136. This is in retrospect sometimes celebrated as the S-Class Mercedes-Benz. It was a more costlier and, when slightly larger version of the model and the manufacturer made an to maximize the differentiation between the The Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb and 170 DS were even a different works number in being internally designated 1952 and 1953 as the Mercedes-Benz . [ 3 ]

1955 was the car’s last of production. Its replacement, the W120 had been on sale since 1953, after which the model was repositioned in the market as a priced alternative to the new one.

The 170 SV and 170 SD were also built in Argentina from 1952-1955 in taxi, pick-up and van versions. [ 4 ]


Mercedes-Benz 170V [ ]

Mercedes-Benz W136 is the name, the manufacturer’s works number, which the car is frequently known in but the car introduced early in 1936 was as the Mercedes-Benz 170V . It replaced the six Mercedes-Benz W15. which at the had also been known as the 170. Despite having a engine capacity of 1.7 litres, the new four cylinder unit was powerful. Technically and stylistically it was far modern and could be sold at a price. Between 1936 75,000 were built [ 5 ] it by far the most popular Mercedes-Benz up till that point.

The V in the name was short for Vorn and differentiated the car from the contemporary 170H (where H was short for or rear) which used the four cylinder 1697cc but positioned at the back of the car.

maximum power output was 28 kW (38 PS) at using a compression ratio the car’s early years) of [ 6 ] The side-valve four cylinder consumed fuel at the rate of than 10 litres per 100 kilometres (28 mpg ; 24 mpg -US ). The motor was attached using two mountings and ran with a smoothness unknown in a four cylinder

Power was delivered to the rear via a four speed manual which initially came synchromesh only on the top two ratios. in 1940 the transmission was upgraded which synchromesh was incorporated for all forward ratios.

Mercedes-Benz 170D OTP Police (1951-1952)

Bodywork options [ ]

Most of the cars produced, and an higher proportion of those survive, were two or four Limousine (saloon/sedan bodied but the range of different body offered in the 1930s for the 170V was broad. A four door combined the four doors of the door Limousine with a length foldaway canvas [ 7 ]

Both the foor door were also available for taxi work, with luggage racks at the back. was a two door two seater Cabriolet A an two two four seater Cabriolet B with luggage storage the seats and beneath the storage of the hood when folded without any external lid for accessing the from outside the car). A feature of the 170V bodies was storage of the spare wheel on the rear panel. [ 7 ]

The two seater featured a large flap the two seats with a thinly rear partition, and which be used either as substantial platform or as a very uncomfortable — the so-called mother-in-law’s

In addition to the wide range of far bodied 170Vs, a small variant was offered, either as a truck or with a box-body on the Special versions of the 170V offered, adapted for use as ambulances or by the mountain rescue services and

After the war [ edit ]

During the war the plant suffered very bomb damage, but the manufacturer emerged from the trauma of war a significant competitive advantage many of its pre-war competitors. including Adler. BMW and Ford in had been heavily dependent for the of steel car bodies on Ambi-Budd Berlin plant was destroyed by in 1943: its site now ended up in the occupation zone (subsequently Germany ). The manufacturing plants of Wanderer and BMW were located in in July 1945 became the controlled part of Germany. of these manufacturers could volume production without finding a way to obtain and fund a of steel car bodies and access to a plant for auto-assembly. Mercedes-Benz, retained ownership of and access to its car

Production restarted in May 1946. The produced were versions of the but in 1946 only 214 vehicles produced and they were all trucks or ambulances. [ 2 ] Passenger car resumed in July 1947, but were still very with just 1,045 produced that year. was no return for the various open models from the 1930s. for a Mercedes-Benz 170V passenger car restricted to the four door sedan/saloon bodied car.

did ramp up during the next of years, and in 1949 170V returned to above 10,000 [ 2 ] From May 1949 the car, in this permutation as the Mercedes-Benz was offered with an exceptionally 38 PS (28 kW; 37 hp) diesel engine. [ 8 ] The 170D was the third diesel fueled car, and the first to be introduced the war .

Police special [ edit ]

In and 1952 Mercedes-Benz produced a of the car known as the 170 D OTP [ 9 ] for police use. was effectively a four door although the hood was of rather a material and basic structure compared to the 170 cabriolets of the 1930. It was a that all the cars should be in Police Green, but in the end most of the delivered to the police were blue. Although the car was provided for the use of official bodies, it incorporated technical and other features, for the first time on a 170 car a trunk/boot from the outside via a hinged which soon afterwards on other upgraded W136s.

upgrade [ edit ]

In May 1950 the and 170D received a power thanks to a larger engine. now used the 1767cc units would, in 1953, go on to power the 180. At this stage was no name change to reflect the engine size. At the same safety was improved with the of telescopic shock absorbers. a rear track, and stronger Attention in this upgrade was applied to comfort with the cabin widened by 50 mm (2.0 in) and seats. The luggage compartment at the finally became accessible outside, using a boot/trunk lid and was improved. To differentiate them the existing models, the petrol/gasoline and versions of the upgraded cars designated internally as the Mercedes-Benz 170 Va and 170 Da .

1952 upgrade [ edit ]

A upgrade took place in May accompanied by new suffixes for the name. The 170 Vb and Mercedes-Benz 170 Db now featured new single bumpers. The rear track was by a further 18 mm (0.71 in). The two of vertical ventilation slats had till now adorned the sides of the were replaced by a pair of slats on each side. The wipers which had hitherto attached at the top of the windscreen frame now attached at the bottom, the screen also having been if imperceptibly, enlarged.

The 170 Vb and 170 Db remained in for just over a year, August 1953,

Mercedes-Benz 170 W15

1953 [ edit ]

With the appearance of the new bodied Mercedes-Benz 180 in 1953, the 170 suddenly appeared very old The 170 V was delisted in September 1953: in 1953 the manufacturer had replaced the 170 S with the reduced specification 170 The car that resulted combined the larger body from the 170 S the less powerful 45 PS engine had previously powered the 170 V. The vehicle reduced performance but at a reduced while salesmen steered prosperous buyers to the new Ponton 180. The diesel powered 170 S to be sold, now branded as the 170 S-D. The “W191” designation which had the previous 170Ss was removed, and the manufactured from 1953 to the “W136” works designation they had shared with the 170 V the end of 1951.

In September 1955 the last W136, the Mercedes-Benz 170 S was withdrawn production.

Models [ edit ]

170 V sedan/cabriolet

1946–1950: 170 V sedan/cabriolet


1950–1952: 170 Va

1952–1953: 170 Vb

170 S-V/S-D

1949–1950: 170 D

1950–1952: 170

1952–1953: 170 Db

1952–1953: 170 Sb (Model

1952–1953: 170 DS (Model W191)

170 S-V

1953–1955: 170 S-D

Mercedes-Benz 170 W15
Mercedes-Benz 170 W15
Mercedes-Benz 170 W15

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