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Mercedes-Benz Type 220 b (W 111), 1959-1965

August 1959: Mercedes-Benz introduces the safety body

Daimler-Benz AG first presented the new six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz 220, 220 S and 220 SE models in the fashionable fintail design at a press event on 11 August 1959. These were the first production passenger cars to feature safety bodies – having both a passenger cell with maximum stability (“rigid passenger compartment”) and front and rear crumple zones. […]

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