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.
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.
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 S
Straight 6, 2195cc
80 hp @ 4850 rpm
4 speed synchromesh
Independent front and rear
0-100 km/h: 21 s