• Mercedes-Benz 220 W 187 (1951 - 1954).

Alongside the spectacular 300 model, Mercedes-Benz presented a second luxury-segment saloon at the 1951 International Motor Show in Frankfurt.

The 220, which likewise featured a cutting-edge 6-cylinder engine and was enthusiastically embraced by the market. Its impressive performance caused the specialist press to make reference to the vehicle’s “sports car credentials”, while its handling characteristics were deemed to merge comfort with safety in equal proportion. The lavishly appointed interior also contributed to the popularity of this luxuryclass model.