+ 25,881 190SL
|Body style(s)||4-door sedan|
|Wheelbase||104.3 in (2649 mm)|
|Curb weight||2690 lb (1220 kg)|
The Mercedes-Benz W120 and W121 "Ponton" cars were produced from 1953 through 1962. They were sold under the "180" and "190" model names. The Ponton models were replaced by the W110 "Fintail" models beginning in 1961. The 180 was the first 'small' Mercedes, it can be thought as the C-class of that era. Mercedes-Benz would return to this market segment in 1982 with the 190E. The W121 190 was the E-class of the time. All the 'Ponton' generation models looked very similar in appearance, one could not clearly identify even a 220SE from a 180, only after seeing its larger size and chrome touches was it possible to identify it as a different model. This was the only generation in which all models looked incredibaly similar, though the 300 was exclusive.
A roadster variant, the R121, better known as the 190SL, was produced from 1955 to 1963.
|Type||Chassis code||Years||Model||Engine||Number built|
|W120 sedan||W120.010||1953–1957||180||1.8 L M121 I4||52,186|
|W120.110||1953–1959||180D||1.8 L OM636 Diesel I4||116,485|
|1961–1962||180Dc||1.8 L OM621 Diesel I4||11,822|
|W121 sedan||W121.010||1956–1959||190||1.9 L M121 I4||61,345|
|1959–1961||190b||1.9 L M121 I4||28,463|
|W121.110||1958–1959||190D||1.9 L Diesel I4||20,629|
|1959–1961||190Db||1.9 L OM621 Diesel I4||61,309|
|R121 Roadster||121.040 hardtop||1955–1961||190SL||1.9 L M121 I4||921 engine|
|121.042 soft top||1955–1961||921 engine|
- according to: Werner Oswald: Deutsche Autos 1945-1990, vol.5. Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-613-02131-5, p. 32.
- "Mercedes 180-D". Road & Track (1959 Road Test Annual): 81–83.
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|4-cylinder||Sedan||W136 / W191||W120 / W121||W110||W115||W123|
|6-cylinder||Sedan||W187||W105 / W180 / W128||W111||W114||W123|
|Coupé||W187||W180 / W128|
|Large car||Sedan||W186 / W189||W111||W108 / W109||W116|
|Limousine||W186 / W189||W112||W100 (600)|