1954-1962, 152983 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Compared to the post-war 170 model the 1953 Mercedes 180 offered a fresh new look that looked more modern than the old 30's style 170. The 180 used a four door unitary bodyshell which formed the basis for many other Mercedes saloon models. As with all Mercedes cars the 180 was well built and offered excellent reliability.
Initially the 180D diesel model used the old 1767cc overhead valve unit which was also used in the 170SD. In 1961 a new 1988cc overhead cam engine replaced the old unit which vastly improved performance. This overhead cam engine remained in the 180D for the last year of production (the 180D was superseded in 1962).