Mercedes Benz Series W114 W115 Workshop Manuals - 220 220D 230 240D 250 250C 280 280C 300D

Mercedes Benz W115 220 220D

Many automobile experts agree that the most durable Mercedes cars ever built were those of the "New Generation", the Mercedes Benz W114 and W115 series. Introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show of 1967, this new Generation of cars were as solid as Sherman tanks and destined to live forever. Devoid of black boxes and electronic gimmicks whose failures eventually relegate even rust free late-model vehicles to the bone-yard far before their time should expire, these simple mechanical builds are still doing well on the roads today.

Exceptional longevity, utility, and value convinced many early model lookers to take possession of a new Mercedes 220D about the time Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon.

Mercedes Benz W115 220D

Complimenting the classic appearance perfectly, stock, date-coded 6 x 14" steel wheels, complete with painted and polished factory aluminum wheel covers gave these Benz models a classy uniform look.

The long life Diesel engine was the perfect fit in these vehicles as they came off the factory line!

Mercedes W115 220D Engine

Power disc brakes and power steering were standard features.

The 220's interior exudes all the bell and whistles of the modern century that falter and fail causing functional deterioration. Solid elegance is the main theme with richly embossed MB-TEX material, chrome-plated fittings, and the traditional square weave carpeting hat all provide a cozy interior atmosphere.

Seated in the captain's chair and looking ahead, you can admire the big "ocean liner" steering wheel, instruments, lights, switches, clock and other features that enhance the interior. Turn the ignition key, then pull the glow plug heater knob and the engine comes to life!

Seats are wide and firm, and seating spacing inside offers plenty of leg room for extremely tall people, even an NBA athlete would be able to stretch his legs out in these Mercedes models! Additionally there is also plenty of room in the rear passenger compartment for full-figured and long-legged occupants.

Mercedes W115 220D Interior

The cavernous trunk holds a spare, car jack equipment, and still has room to load several bicycles at once.

Front end is tight, the power steering very precise, and the power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes anchor the car with the authority of a parachute. No question, these are super solid, super clean, and super safe cars!

The Mercedes Benz 220 D makes a magnificent adult toy, a Hot Rod in disguise, and reliable daily commuter.

The W115 220 offered a petrol engine option over the 220D diesel. While the longevity of the petrol engine didn't match up to the lifespan of the diesel, it still garnered good reviews.

Mercedes Benz 114-115 - W114-W115  Models

U.S. Market - Index of Series W114 - W115 Mercedes Benz Vehicles

Model Years Built Chassis Engine Produced
220 1968-1973 115.010 I4 115.920 128,398
220 D 1968-1973 115.110 I4 615.912 345,376
230 1968-1969 114.015 I6 180.954 152,822
230 1974-1976 115.017 I4 115.951 63,497
240 D 1974-1976 115.117 I4 616.916 126,148
250 1968-1970 114.010 I6 114.920 78,303
250 1971-1972 114.011 I6 130.923 22,624
250 C 1970-1972 114.023 I6 130.923 10,527
280 1973-1976 114.060 I6 110.921 1,241
280 C 1973-1976 114.073 I6 110.921 8,227
300 D 1975-1976 115.114 I5 617.910 53,690

Mercedes Benz 114 115 Cutaway Diagram