Mercedes-Benz W110

Mercedes-Benz W110

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Production 1961–1968
628,282 built (see text)
Assembly Germany
Port Melbourne, Australia [1]
Predecessor Mercedes-Benz W120
Successor Mercedes-Benz W115
Class Executive car
Vehicles Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz W110
First Series 190c/190Dc
Production 1961–1965
Engine 1.9 L I4
1.9 L I4
Mercedes-Benz W110
Second Series 200/200D/230
Production 1965—1968
Engine 2.0 L I4
2.3 L I6
2.0 L I4

The W110Fintail” (German: Heckflosse) was Mercedes-Benz‘s line of midsize four-cylinder automobiles in the mid-1960s. The line was introduced with the 190c and 190Dc sedan in April, 1961,[2] replacing the W120 180c/180Dc and W121 190b/190Db. The W110 line was refreshed in July, 1965 to become the 200 and Diesel 200D (model year 1966 for North America); at the same time, a six-cylinder 230 (successor to the Mercedes 220) became part of the W110 line. Production lasted just three more years, with the W115 220 and 220D introduced in 1968. This was the first series of Mercedes cars to be extensively crash tested for occupant safety.


[edit] First Mercedes-Benz W110 Series (1961-1965)

The 190c and 190Dc replaced the W120 180c/180Dc and W121 190b/190Db as Mercedes-Benz’s line of less-expensive four-cylinder sedans. The “D” denoted a Diesel engine, a technology pioneered by Mercedes-Benz and championed despite widespread derision in the motoring press. The body was derived from the W111 series but with a 145mm shorter nose and rounded headlights (which gave a similar front-end appearance to the W120/121 pontol models). The rear end was identical to the W111 220b (the 220b was the base model of the W111 series). The interior layout and dimensions were also identical to the W111 220b, but with fewer options such as fixed-back seats and bakelite trim on the dashboard (as opposed to timber in the W111 models). Because the 190c and 190Dc models were basically a W111 220b with a shorter front, they offered the same interior and luggage space as the W111 series but with smaller and more fuel efficient engines. This made them extremely popular with taxi drivers.[3] Production of the 190Dc exceeded that of the petrol engined 190c by nearly 100,000 units.

Mercedes-Benz W110

[edit] Models

Chassis code Years Model Engine Number built[4]
W110.010 1961–1965 190c 1.9 L I4 130,554
W110.110 1961–1965 190Dc 1.9 L I4 225,645

[edit] Second Mercedes-Benz W110 Series (1965-1968)

The second series of 4-cylinder cars lasted just a few years. Production of the new 200, 200D and 230 models commenced in July, 1965,W115 220 and 220D.

Mercedes-Benz W110

[edit] Models

Chassis code Years Model Engine Number built[4]
W110.010 1965–1968 200 2.0 L I4 70,207
W110.011 1965–1968 230 2.3 L I6 40,258
W110.110 1965–1968 200D 2.0 L I4 161,618

Mercedes-Benz W110Mercedes-Benz W110 2.3 l six-cylinder engine

[edit] Timeline

Chassis Type 1962 1963 1964 1965 1965.5 1966 1967 1968
W110 sedan 190c 230
190Dc 200D


[edit] Estate car

An estate car version of the 230S four-cylinder-engined car was introduced in 1965 and achieved modest success in certain markets including Germany, Belgium and the UK. The car was actually the result of a conversion carried out by the Mechelen based company Société Anonyme pour l’Importation de Moteurs et d’Automobiles (IMA) which was already assembling saloon version of the cars from CKD kits and which was also the Belgian Mercedes-Benz importer.[7] With the reduction in tariffs that followed the development of the EEC, small scale assembly of this kind within the EEC but outside Germany no longer made sense, and assembly of the Mercedes-Benz cars at Malines stopped in 1973, by which time the plant had assembled 78,568 four-cylinder Mercedes-Benz cars based on the W111 and its successor model.

[edit] References

  1. ^ An Australian Mercedes-Benz? – Retrieved on 1 November 2012
  2. ^ Oswald, op. cit., p. 39
  3. ^ Van Eeck, Maartin. “The Mercedes-Benz Heckflosse – The 190 and 190D”.
  4. ^ 3-613-02131-5.
  5. ^ Oswald, op. cit., p. 39
  6. ^ Van Eeck, Maartin. “The Mercedes-Benz Heckflosse”.
  7. ^ “Mercedes from Malines”. Autocar: pages 14–16. date 19 January 1967.

[edit] External links

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valentin radev August 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

tarsia dvigael komplect ili glava s karburatori za modela MB w110,010/2,0li4


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