Mercedes added a new six cylinder model to its range in 1968, the new 250. Replacing the previous generation 250, the new car shared its four door saloon bodyshell with the 220 four cylinder model and had the usual family styling cues (upright grille and stacked headlamps). Standard equipment included four wheel disc brakes and a revised suspension design.
The 250 was powered with a twin-carb, 2496cc, six cylinder engine which developed 120bhp. Power assisted steering was standard and buyers could choose between manual or automatic transmission. Production of this 250 lasted until 1972.