Mercedes W111 sedan, the car for America

Mercedes W111 220b – 220SE and 230S (1959-1968) Mercedes W111: Prof. Fritz Nallinger, chief engineer and member of the Mercedes Board of Management, asked Rudolf Uhlenhaut (head of passenger car development), Karl Wilfert (head of body development) and Josef Müller (head of engine development) for a meeting to discuss the Ponton successor. This was in […]

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Mercedes W113 SL, a controversial design idea

  When the Mercedes W113 SL was introduced in the early 1960s, this was a prosperous era with many different open car models to choose from. Mercedes was faced with the difficult task of replacing both the mighty 300SL and 190SL with a single successor. And to generate some excitement before the official launch at […]

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