Mercedes Benz 1973

(W 115) 200D, 220D, 240D, 200, 220, 230.4
(W 114) 230, 250, 280, 280E
(W 114) 250C, 280C, 280CE
(W 116) 280S, 280SE, 350SE, 450SE, 350SEL, 450SEL
(R 107) 350SL, 450SL
(C 107) 350SLC, 450SLC
W 100) 600
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Germany

From February 1973 the whole W114/115 cars were given a four-spoke safety steering wheel.
In August the 240 D was added as a third type of diesel. The 220 was replaced by a short-stroke four-cylinder engine as a new type 230/4. To distinguish it from the 2.3 litre 6-cylinder model the former was given designation 230/6. The entire model range recieved somewhat lower and wider grill—difficult to spot modification. More noticable is a front spoiler and singular bumbers on all model. Standard equipment includes now automatic seat belts, head restraints, mirrors adjustable from inside and ribbed rear lights. In late 1973, the Type 200 with lower compression engine (1:8, 85 bhp) become available for certain markets were high octane petrol is not widely available.

 

200D, 220D, 240D, 200, 220, 230.4
230.6, 250, 280, 280E
250C, 280C, 280CE

W 115
  200D (R4 cyl, diesel, 1988 ccm, 55 PS)
  220D (R4 cyl, diesel, 2197 ccm, 60 PS)
  240D (R4 cyl, diesel, 2404 ccm, 65 PS) - new model
  200 (R4 cyl, 1988 ccm, 95 PS)
  220 (R4 cyl, 2197 ccm, 105 PS) - end of prod. (1967-72 - 128.732 ex.)
  230.4 (R4 cyl, 2277 ccm, 110 PS) - new model
    Limousine (wb: 2750 mm)
  220D lang (R4 cyl, diesel, 2197 ccm, 60 PS) - end of prod.
  240D lang (R4 cyl, diesel, 2404 ccm, 65 PS) - new model
    Limousine (wb: 3400 mm)
W114
  230.6 (R6 cyl, 2292 ccm, 120 PS)
  250 (R6 cyl, 2778 ccm, 130 PS)
  280 (R6 cyl, 2746 ccm, 160 PS)
  280E (R6 cyl, inj., 2746 ccm, 185 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2750 mm)
  230 lang (R6 cyl, 2292 ccm, 120 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3400 mm)
  250C (R6 cyl, 2778 ccm, 130 PS)
  280C (R6 cyl, 2746 ccm, 160 PS)
  280CE (R6 cyl, inj., 2746 ccm, 185 PS)
    Coupe (wb: 2750 mm)


280 E


230.4


280 E


250 C


MERCEDES-BENZ 230.4 £3,689
Introduced at last month's Frankfurt Motor Show the 230 4 is a new model which utilises a much-improved version of Mercedes-Benz' small body, powered by a newly-developed 2.3-litre petrol engine which has massive torque gains over the earlier 220 model. Its impressive medium and low-speed power is gained at 12 per cent fewer engine revolutions, meaning a more effortless performance. The traditional Mercedes grille is wider and lower on the 230 4, and in Europe there is also a new diesel-engined 240 D version with low running costs.

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280 CE


280 CE


200

 

280S, 280SE
350SE, 450SE
350SEL, 450SEL

W 116
  280S (R6 cyl, 2746 ccm, 160 PS)
  280SE (R6 cyl, inj., 2746 ccm, 185 PS)
  350SE (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS)
  450SE (V8 cyl, inj., 4520 ccm, 225 PS) - March
    Limousine (wb: 2865 mm)
  350SEL (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS) - new model
  450SEL (V8 cyl, inj., 4520 ccm, 225 PS) - March
    Limousine (wb: 2965 mm)

MERCEDES-BENZ 450 SEL £9,582
The famous German manufacturer claims that its 'S' range would be impossible to improve upon in the light of present-day technology, and if it were possible, no-one would be able to afford it! Certainly the latest big Mercedes are magnificently-engineered, bristle with realistic safety features, and are capable of extremely high performance. The S-range was introduced with 2.8 and 3½-litre engines, and these have been supplemented by 4½-litre (hence 450) models. The V8-engined 450 SEL is the long-wheelbase saloon, suitable for executive luxury travel.

London show review

 

350SL, 450SL
350SLC, 450SLC

R 107
  350SL (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS)
  450SL (V8 cyl, inj., 4520 ccm, 225 PS) - March
    Roadster (wb: 2460 mm)
C 107
  350SLC (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS)
  450SLC (V8 cyl, inj., 4520 ccm, 225 PS) - March
    Coupé (wb: 2820 mm)

 

 

600

W 100
  600 (V8 cyl, inj., 6330 ccm, 250 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3200 mm)
    Pullman 4-dr (wb: 3900 mm)
    Pullman 6-dr (wb: 3900 mm)
    Pullman Landaulet(wb: 3900 mm)

 

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