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MERCEDES-BENZ 230

Saloon, cabriolet B, cabriolet D, cabriolet A, landaulette, tourer, Pullman.

These are more modern looking with skirted wings, narrow grille, slanted radiators and vestigial running boards. By 1938, long chassis version (for the tourers and limos) had a box section frame with transverse leaf spring ifs and a more upright rad, while the short chassis version had an X-shaped, oval tube backbone frame with all round independent suspension. Cars got heavier as time went by; by '39, they were up to 32cwt for six seaters, hence only around 65mph. 'Box is four speed with synchro on all gears from '38 on. Handbrake adjustable from the driver's seat, dipswitch is floor mounted and the horn operated by a contact ring on the steering wheel.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2228cc (S6 SV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1939  
Number produced:
24,500