The 220 Series of 1973 was powered by either a gasoline or diesel four-cylinder engine. For 1974, the 220 Series was no longer available and was replaced by the W115 240D sedan with a single fuel source. The overhead-cam four-cylinder diesel engine displaced 146.7 cubic-inches and delivered 62 horsepower. It had five main bearings, a fuel injection system, and solid valve lifters. Transmission options included a four-speed manual or four-speed automatic. Disc brakes could be found at all four corners. Pricing began at $8,700 for the four-door sedan. The Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 models were introduced in 1968 and remained in production until 1976. The W114 models were powered by six-cylinder engines and sold as the 230, 250, and 280. The W115 models had four-cylinder engines and included the 200, 220, 230, and 240. All wore styling by Paul Bracq. The W114 and W115 models were the first post-war Mercedes-Benz production cars to be given a newly engineered chassis, rather than one being derived from preceding models. The new chassis consisted of semi-trailing rear arms and ball-joint front end which would be used in all Mercedes passenger car models until the 1980s when they were replaced by the multi-link rear setup.
Worldwide, the W115.117 Mercedes-Benz 240D with the 2.4-liter Diesel engine was in production from 1973 through 1976 with production reaching 126,148 units. The W115.114 240D with the 3.0-liter five-cylinder diesel engine was in production from 1974 through 1976 with output reaching 53,690 units. A long-wheelbase saloon (the W115.119) was produced from 1973-1976 with 3,655 examples built.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019
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|1979||Chevrolet (2,284,749)||Ford (1,835,937)||Renault (1,405,330)||52,820|
|1978||Chevrolet (2,375,436)||Ford (1,923,655)||Renault (1,240,941)||382,622|
|1977||Chevrolet (2,543,153)||Toyota (1,884,260)||Ford (1,840,427)||401,250|
|1976||Chevrolet (2,103,862)||Toyota (1,884,260)||Ford (1,861,537)||370,348|
|1975||Chevrolet (1,755,773)||Toyota (1,714,836)||Ford (1,569,608)||356,477|
|1974||Chevrolet (2,333,839)||Ford (2,179,791)||Renault (1,355,799)||340,006|
|1973||Chevrolet (2,579,509)||Ford (2,349,815)||Fiat (1,390,251)||331,682|
|1972||Chevrolet (2,420,564)||Ford (2,246,563)||Fiat (1,390,251)||284,230|
|1971||Ford (2,054,351)||Chevrolet (1,830,319)||Volkswagen (1,128,784)||284,230|
|1970||Ford (2,096,184)||Chevrolet (1,451,305)||Volkswagen (1,193,853)||280,419|
|1969||Chevrolet (2,092,947)||Ford (1,826,777)||Volkswagen (1,241,580)||256,713|
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