Mercedes Benz 1968

(W 110) 200, 200D, 230 - end of prod. in February
(W 111) 230S - end of prod. in January (1965-68 - 41.107 ex.)
(W 115) 200D, 220D, 200, 220 - January
(W 114) 230, 250 - January
(W 114) 250C, 250CE - November
(W 108) 250S, 250SE, 280S, 280SE, 280 SEL
(W 109) 300SEL, 300SEL 6.3
(W 111) 280SE Coupé/Cabriolet
(W 113) 250SL, 280SL
(W 100) 600

Germany

Last 230S (W 111) in January and 200, 200D, 230 (W 110) in February. From 1959 to 1968 a total of 973,000 sedans were delivered with the tail fin unit body.
300 SEL 6.3 (W 109) caused a sensation in March at the Geneva show. Long wheel base body and air suspension are the same as on the already known 300 SEL, came with the 6.3-liter V8 engine of the type 600 and standard halogen headlights for high and low beam. This is one of the fastest and safest saloon cars of the world. The 300 SEL 6.3 is available only with an automatic gearbox. Production from December.
In early January the new Mercedes-Benz generation was introduced. The series embrace the 200, 200 D, 220, 220 D, 230 and 250 models. Pre-series partly in July 1967, and their production (initially mainly of type 250) has already started in December 1967. The main innovation of the new generation consists of a semi-trailing arm rear axle. 14" tires all newinstruments panel, longer wheelbase with reduced total length of the car. The compact dimensions benefits in daily traffic. Externally, the individual types can only be distinguished by the number on the boot lid, apart of course from the unmistakable sound of diesel engines. In the style of the new mid-size sedans corresponds to the 250 S and 280 S. The 250 is better equipped than the others, and the only one with double bumpers.
In addition to the original 6 saloons an eight seater limousines (3 rows of seats): a 230 lang and 220D lang were presented in October and December respecively.
In November the Coupes Type 250 C and 250 CE joined the range.

The two millionth Mercedes-Benz passenger car came off the production line in Daimler-Benz AG's Sindelfingen plant since production resumed in 1946.
 

200D, 220D, 200, 220
230, 250
250C, 250CE

W 115   wb:        
200D Limousine 2750 mm R4 cyl. diesel 1988 ccm 55 PS - January
220D Limousine 2750 mm R4 cyl. diesel 2197 ccm 60 PS - January
200 Limousine 2750 mm R4 cyl. 1988 ccm 95 PS - January
220 Limousine 2750 mm R4 cyl. 2197 ccm 105 PS - January
220D Lang Limousine 3400 mm R4 cyl. diesel 2197 ccm 60 PS - December
             
W 114   wb:        
230 Limousine 2750 mm R6 cyl. 2292 ccm 120 PS - January
250 Limousine 2750 mm R6 cyl. 2496 ccm 130 PS - January
230 Lang Limousine 3400 mm R6 cyl. 2292 ccm 120 PS - October
250C Coupe 2750 mm R6 cyl. 2496 ccm 130 PS - November
250CE Coupe 2750 mm R6 cyl. inj. 2496 ccm 150 PS - November


220 D

220 D

220

250

220

250

220 D

250 C

230

220 D lang
 

250S, 250SE
280S, 280SE, 280SEL
300SEL, 300SEL 6.3

W 108
  250S (R6 cyl, 2496 ccm, 130 PS)
  250SE (R6 cyl, inj, 2496 ccm, 150 PS) - end of prod. in January (1965-68 - 55.181 ex.)
  280S (R6 cyl, 2778 ccm, 140 PS)
  280SE (R6 cyl, inj, 2778 ccm, 160 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2750 mm)
  280SEL (R6 cyl, inj, 2778 ccm, 160 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2850 mm)
W 109
  300SEL (R6 cyl, inj, 2778 ccm, 170 PS)
  300SEL 6.3 (V8 cyl, inj, 6330 ccm, 250 PS) - March
    Limousine (wb: 2850 mm)


250 S
 

280SE Coupé and Cabriolet

W 111
  280SE (R6 cyl, inj, 2778 ccm, 160 PS)
    Coupe (wb: 2750 mm)
    Cabriolet (wb: 2750 mm)

 

250SL, 280SL

W 113
  250SL (R6 cyl, inj, 2496 ccm, 150 PS) - end of prod. (1966-68 - 5.196 ex.)
  280SL (R6 cyl, inj, 2778 ccm, 170 PS)
    Roadster (wb: 2400 mm)

 

600

W 100 - 223 ex.
  600 (V8 cyl, 6330 ccm, 250 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3200 mm)
    Pullman (wb: 3900 mm)
    Landaulet (wb: 3900 mm)

 
 

US market

  wb: 4 cyl. diesel
134 cu.in.
65 bhp
4 cyl.
134 cu.in.
116 bhp
6 cyl.
139.9 cu.in.
135 bhp
6 cyl.
152.3 cu.in.
148 bhp
6 cyl.
169.5 cu.in.
157 bhp
6 cyl. inj.
169.5 cu.in.
180 bhp
W 115 108.3 220 D 220 230 250    
W 108 108.3         280 280 SE
W 108 112.2           280 SEL
W 109 112.2           300 SEL
W 111 108.3           280 SE
W 113 94.5           280 SL

 


 

230

220 / 220 Diesel

250

280 S / SE

300 SEL

280 SE Coupe

280 SL
 

600