The W111 (called W112 in versions with 3000 of displacement) is one of the most iconic chassis ever created by Mercedes-Benz used from 1959 to 1971. This car has the nickname “Heckflosse” for its design. This chassis has great safety thanks to the numerous passive safety features: the living cell is outlined by a mighty steel tube structure, and many areas of the body are deformed programmed. The braking system consists of four drums, while the steering works with a ball circulation system that makes driving pleasant. The transmission can be manual with four gears or automatic with three and can be combined with various engines, with variable power from the 95HP of the 220b to the 200 of the 280 (which is the one in the photo in the Cabriolet version). During the 1960s, the W111 and W112 also competed in numerous rally championships. The first generation of the SLC is the successor of this vehicle.
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🏎️ Mercedes-Benz W111
📍 Germany
🛠️ “220b” 169NM 95HP
💨 16 seconds
🔝 155km/h
💶 No longer on sale
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