220 (W187)

Mercedes-Benz 220 (W187) (1951-1955)

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
952 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.

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.

MB 220
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

1952 Mercedes Benz 220 S

Straight 6, 2195cc

80 hp @ 4850 rpm

4 speed synchromesh

X chassis

Independent front and rear


Top speed
140 km/h

0-100 km/h: 21 s