Ponton models (W120, W121, W180, W105, W128)

Ponton models (W120, W121, W180, W105, W128)

The Ponton body style was introduced in 1953 as the sucessor to the 170 series. It lasted until 1961 when the Fintail took over.

1953-1957 Mercedes-Benz 180

1953-1957 Mercedes-Benz 180

1957 Mercedes-Benz 180 a

1957 Mercedes-Benz 180 a

1954-1959 Mercedes-Benz 180 D

1954-1959 Mercedes-Benz 180 D

The characteristic paintings used for years must have been deemed old-fashioned by 1957, which is when MB started using photographs in their publicity materials.

1959 Mercedes-Benz 180 D

1959 Mercedes-Benz 180 D

The six-cylinder 220 models had more chrome, quarter lights, direction indicators over the headlamps and no vent inlets beside the grille.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 220

1955 Mercedes-Benz 220

The 220 was replaced in 1956 by the 219 (85 hp six-cylinder) and the more luxurious 220 S (100 hp).

1956 Mercedes-Benz 219 (W105)

1956 Mercedes-Benz 219 (W105)

1956 Mercedes-Benz 220 S (W180)

1956 Mercedes-Benz 220 S (W180)

Specification
Mercedes-Benz 220 a -W180
Engine
Straight 6, 2195cc
Power
85 hp @ 4800 rpm
Transmission
4 speed manual
Chassis
Unitary construction
Suspension
Brakes
Top speed
150 km/h
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 19 s
Dimensions