Mercedes-Benz 180.

Mercedes-Benz 180.

The 180, introduced in 1953, marks the transition for Mercedes-Benz to the modern three-box design principle with its all-enveloping body. It got the name “Ponton” (German for pontoon) Mercedes because its silhouette resembles the cross section of a pontoon bridge. Unlike the prewar models, the 180 features an integral design in which the body and chassis form a single unit.

  • Cylinders 4
  • Displacement 108 cu in
  • Output 52 hp (38 kW)
  • at engine speed 4000/min
  • Top speed 78 mph
  • Payload capacity 3580 lbs
  • Production period 1953-1957
  • Units produced 51907

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