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MERCEDES-BENZ 220D/240D

4-door 5-seater saloon.

The famous 'Mercedes taxi' found all over Europe, also with 'New Generation' body shell, but with rough and noisy (smelly too!) diesel engine. 200D also ubiquitous in Europe, but not sold here. Very long-wheelbase (hire-car type) version from 1970. 240D took over from 220D in UK from end 1973, but still with neglible performance from 65bhp engine. 80mph was almost the limit, charisma was nil, but they did last for ever...

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2197cc/2376cc diesel (S4 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1968 to 1976  
Number produced:
420,273/131/319