Classic Car Catalogue

Mercedes Benz 1953

(W136 VI) 170Vb, 170Db - discontinued in September (1946-53 - 83,190 ex.)
(W 191) 170Sb, 170DS - discontinued in August
(W 187) 220
(W 186) 300
(W 188) 300S
(W 136 VII) 170S-V, 170S-D - September
(W 120) 180 - September


Nowy model serii W 120 posiada samonośne nadwozie o modnym, pontonowym kształcie. Przy jego konstrukcji zwrócono uwagę na bezpieczeństwo jadących, poprzez zastosowanie specjalnych usztywnień kabiny pasażerskiej.

With the introduction of the new 180 model, the 170V and 170S models were modified and amalgamed together. 170 S-V and 170 S-D are now built on the simplier 170 V chassis with more modest equipment. Production started in July.


170V, 170D

W136 VI - discontinued in September (1946-53 - 83,190 ex.)
  170Vb (R4 cyl, 1767 ccm, 45 PS)
  170Db (R4 cyl, diesel, 1767 ccm, 40 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2845 mm)


170S, 170DS

W 191 - discontinued in August
  170Sb (R4 cyl, 1767 ccm, 52 PS)
  170DS (R4 cyl, diesel, 1767 ccm, 40 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2845 mm)

170 S Kasten-Lieferwagen Lueg



W 187
  220 (R6 cyl, 2195 ccm, 80 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2845 mm)
    Cabriolet B (wb: 2845 mm)
    Cabriolet A (wb: 2845 mm)
    Coupé - December

220 Cabriolet A

220 Cabriolet B



W 186
  300 (R6 cyl, 2996 ccm, 115 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3050 mm)
    Cabriolet D (wb: 3050 mm)



W 188
  300S (R6 cyl, 2996 ccm, 150 PS)
    Coupe (wb: 2900 mm)
    Cabriolet (wb: 2900 mm)
    Roadster (wb: 2900 mm)


170SV, 170SD

W 136 VII - September (prod. from July)
  170S-V (R4 cyl, 1767 ccm, 45 PS)
  170S-D (R4 cyl, diesel, 1767 ccm, 40 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2845 mm)


180, 180D

W 120 - September (prod, from July)
  180 (R4 cyl, 1767 ccm, 52 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2650 mm)


Superposed upon minor re-arrangements in the Mercedes-Benz range is a completely new model Type 180. This is a development of the previous 170 power unit which propels a completely new four-door body built integral with the chassis. The roof and side members are in one piece with the floor but the latter is further stiffened by a central tunnel and two side rails. This has resulted with a great increase in stiffness as compared with the earlier cruciform in plan, deep oval, frame tubes with separately mounted body, but has introduced the well known problem of noise, particularly that of high frequency. To suppress this the bevel box is attached to the body frame by one point only with a rubber cushion, and the swinging halfshafts are supported by coil springs and rubber-mounted trailing arms. Even more remarkable is the mounting for the engine, clutch, gearbox, and suspension units. These are all separately mounted on a sub-frame which is in turn connected to the body by three large rubber joints spaced out in triangular fashion.


W 194

Entries and results:
24h Spa 25-26.07.1953 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. group  
38 220   Vallagao / Narichkine   5th T 1st