1951-1955, 18514 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Cabriolet,2 doors,2 seats
Cabriolet,2 doors,4 seats
The first post-war, mid-sized saloon from Mercedes entered production in 1951, the 220. The 220 featured traditional styling reminiscent of the smaller 170 model, although it did manage to incorporate faired-in headlamps. Although most examples of the 220 were built as four door saloons other bodies were also available including fixed head coupe and cabriolet styles.
Despite its sedate appearance the 220 could reach 90mph with ease, thanks to its powerful 2195cc six cylinder engine. Production continued until the arrival of the new 220 model in 1956.
|2195cc||S6 OHC||Mercedes S6|
|Publication||Classic Cars September 2003|
|Our Cars - 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre-Phil Bell. 1985 Fiat 124 Spider-Ben Field. 1972 Fiat 130 Saloon-Martin Buckley. 1969 Triumph Vitesse, 1967 Jaguar 420-Malcolm McKay.|
Merc to Monte-Carlo
|Publication||Classic Cars May 2002|
|Merc to Monte-Carlo - Experience 500 miles in three days: crossing the Alps in a Mercedes-Benz 280SL 'Pagoda' from Stuttgart to Monaco.|
Classic Cars February 2002 pg 58
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2002|
|Aston Martin V8 Volante vs Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. All other cars suffer punishing depreciation on their way to secondhand bargain status, but these two convertibles have never really fallen out of the desirability tree.|
Classic Cars January 2002 pg 104
|Publication||Classic Cars January 2002|
|Mercedes-Benz 260D. Outside any airport you'll find a Mercedes taxi ready to whisk you to your hotel. The story starts with this car.|