220 (W187)

220 (W187)

The 220, introduced at the Frankfurt motor show in 1951, was fitted with a 2195 cc six-cylinder engine that gave the car 80 hp. Bodywork was essentially the same as the 170 S, except for the headlamps now having been integrated into the wings.

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220

 

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

In addition to the saloon there were convertible models, the Cabriolet A and the Cabriolet B. Despite its elegant looks, only 1278 Cabriolet As were produced. This was better than the Cabriolet B of which only 997 were sold.

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B
 

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

The artists definitely did their best to make the car as attractive as possible. The dark red Cabriolet A shown here looks more the size of a 300. The cream-coloured one below is shown as being far more elegant than the mediocre saloons (Wartburg?) in the background.

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

 

Specification
1952 Mercedes Benz 220 S

Engine
Straight 6, 2195cc

Power
80 hp @ 4850 rpm

Transmission
4 speed synchromesh

Chassis
X chassis

Suspension
Independent front and rear

Brakes
drum

Top speed
140 km/h

Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 21 s