Mercedes-Benz 220 S.

The Mercedes-Benz 220 S and its sister models 220 and 220 SE were the world´s first production cars built with the safety body patented by Béla Barényi. This body is distinguished by energy-absorbing crumple zones at the front and rear and an especially sturdy passenger compartment. The series owes its nickname “tailfin” to the marker ridges at the poles and left of the trunk.

  • Cylinders 6
  • Displacement 134 cu in
  • Output 110 PS (81 kW)
  • at engine speed 5000/min
  • Top speed 103 mph
  • Production period 1959-1965
  • Units produced 161119