1956-1959, 55279 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Mercedes launched a six cylinder version of its 180 model in 1954, the 220A. The 220A was replaced in 1956 by the 220S. Mercedes also added an economy model, the 219 and a luxury 220SE version to the range in 1956. All four 200 models shared the same basic four door bodyshell and 2195cc engine.
The 220S replaced the earlier 220A model in 1956. The 220S featured twin-carburettors, servo brakes and could also be specified with semi-automatic transmission. Production of the 220S continued until 1959.
|2195cc||S6 OHC||Mercedes S6|
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car January 2009|
|Starlets' express- Martin Buckley is seduced by the chic Mercedes 220S, a posh Ponton beloved by Ava Gardner and Anita Ekberg.|
Der Groose Borgward
|Publication||The Automobile September 2006|
|Der Groose Borgward - Famed for the well-engineered Isabella, Borgward moved up-market with the 1959 introduction of the P100, but it was the company's final fling. Gavin Farmer tries one for size and is impressed by the quality.|