Mercedes Benz 1959

(W 120) 180a, 180D, 180b, 180Db - facelift in September
(W 121) 190, 190D, 190b, 190Db - facelift in September
W 105 219 - end of prod. in July (1956-59 - 27.845 ex.)
(W 180 II) 220S - end of prod. in October (1956-59 - 55.279 ex. limousine and 3.429 ex. coupe and cabrio)
(W 128) 220SE - limousine end of prod. in August
(W 189) 300d
(W 121) 190SL
(W 198 II) 300SL
(W 111) 220, 220S, 220SE - September (Frankfurt)

Daimler Benz ma wielką ochotę przejąć znajdujace sie w tarapatach finansowych BMW. Konferencja w tej sprawie została zapowiedziana na 9 grudnia. Jeśli porozumienie dojdzie do skutku, Mercedes Benz / Auto Union i BMW utworzą drugi co do wielkości (po BMC) koncern samochodowy w Europie.


 

180, 180D
190, 190D

W 120
  180a (R4 cyl, 1897 ccm, 65 PS) - end of prod. in July (1957-59 - 27.353 ex.)
  180D (R4 cyl, diesel, 1767 ccm, 43 PS) - end of prod. in July (1953-59 - 116.485 ex.)
    Limousine (wb: 2650 mm)
  180b (R4 cyl, 1897 ccm, 65/68 PS) - facelift (production in July)
  180Db (R4 cyl, diesel, 1767 ccm, 43 PS) - facelift (production in July)
    Limousine (wb: 2650 mm)
W 121
  190 (R4 cyl, 1897 ccm, 75 PS) - end of prod. in August (1956-59 - 61.345 ex.)
  190D (R4 cyl, 1897 ccm, diesel, 50 PS) - end of prod. in July (1958-59 - 20.629 ex.)
    Limousine (wb: 2650 mm)
  190b (R4 cyl, 1897 ccm, 80 PS) - facelift (production in July
  190Db (R4 cyl, 1897 ccm, diesel, 50 PS) - facelift (production in July
    Limousine (wb: 2650 mm)


190 D


190 D


180a


180b


190b


180b


190 Db

 

219

W 105 - end of prod. in July (1956-59 - 27.845 ex.)
  219 (R6 cyl, 2195 ccm, 90 PS)

 

220S, 220SE

W 180 II - end of prod. in October (1956-59 - 55.279 ex. limousine and 3.429 ex. coupe and cabrio)
  220S (R6 cyl, 2195 ccm, 106 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2820 mm)
    Cabriolet (wb: 2700 mm)
    Coupe (wb: 2700 mm)
W 128
  220SE (R6 cyl, 2195 ccm, 115 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2820 mm) - end of prod. in August (1958-59 - 1.974 ex.)
    Cabriolet (wb: 2700 mm)
    Coupe (wb: 2700 mm)

 

300

W 189
  300d (R6 cyl, inj, 2996 ccm, 160 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3150 mm)
    Cabriolet D (wb: 3150 mm)

 

190SL

W 121
  190SL (R4 cyl, 1897 ccm, 105 PS)
    Roadster (wb: 2400 mm)

 

300SL

W 198 II
  300SL (R6 cyl, inj, 2996 ccm, 215 PS)
    Roadster (wb: 2400 mm)

 

200, 220S, 220SE

W 111 - August
  220 (R6 cyl, 2195 ccm, 95 PS)
  220S (R6 cyl, 2195 ccm, 110 PS)
  220SE (R6 cyl, inj, 2195 ccm, 120 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2750 mm)

 

American market

American brochure from September 1959.

 

1st Safari Rally 219 (Fritschy/ Ellis)


At the finish of Africa rally Méditerranée-Le Cap in Cape Town in the South African Union. Karl Kling (on right) and Rainer Günzler (on left) won the rally in a Mercedes-Benz 190 D.


The overall winner of the 7th Coronation Safari W. A. Fritschy and his co-driver Jack Ellis (start number 23) in a Mercedes-Benz 219.