1965-1968, 161618 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Following the success of the 190 series produced from 1961(over 350,000 cars), Mercedes announced a facelifted, more powerful 200 series in 1965. The new car looked similar to the out-going 190, which meant it retained the "Fintail" rear wings and angular styling. The 200 had minor trim differences and featured new flasher lamps below the headlamps (replacing the front wing mounted 190 items).
The 200D now had servo assisted, dual-circuit brakes with front discs and a choice of floor or column mounted gearchange. The 200D diesel engine improved performance slightly, although this was academic as most were used as taxis or were exported to developing countries. Production of the "Fintail" 200 lasted until 1968.
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|1588500330||Mercedes-Benz 190 & 200 1959-1968 Owners Workshop Manual||Brooklands Books|
|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.|
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.|