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Latest revision as of 02:36, 13 February 2009

Mercedes-Benz W187
W187 220 cabriolet
18,514 built[1]
Saloon: 16,154
Cabr. A: 1,278
Cabr. B: 997
Coupé: 85
SuccessorMercedes-Benz W105
Mercedes-Benz W180
Mercedes-Benz W128
Body style(s)sedan
ManualService Manual

The W187 was Mercedes-Benz's line of six-cylinder luxury cars in the early-1950s. It was sold as a sedan, coupe, and cabriolet, all with the 220 model name. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1951, the 220 sedan was replaced by the W105/W180 line in 1953. The coupe and cabriolet lasted until August of 1955.

All 220s used a 2.2 L (2195 cc/133 in³) straight-6 engine producing 80 hp (60 kW). The styling was similar to the 170 S except that the headlights were integrated into the fenders for a slightly more modern look. Two different cabriolet models were built, but they only sold 1,278 and 997 for the "A" (two-door) and "B" (four-door) versions, respectively.

The saloon went out of production in May, 1954; the Cabriolet models soldiered on for another 15 months, now equipped with the new W180 220a's engine. Also, a Cabriolet A-based Coupé became available at that time.


  • 1951–1954 220 sedan
  • 1951–1955 220 cabriolet (A and B models)
  • 1954–1955 220 coupe

Mercedes-Benz 220 S – Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A 1952
Mercedes-Benz 220 Coupé


  1. Werner Oswald: Deutsche Autos 1945-1990, vol.5, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-613-02131-5, p. 16.
  2. Oswald, Werner (1. Auflage 2001). Deutsche Autos 1945-1990, Band 4. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-613-02131-5. 


Chassis Type 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
W187 sedan 220
coupe 220
cabriolet 220

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