World premiere: first five-cylinder passenger car

  • Date
    July 1974
  • Description
    Mercedes-Benz presents three new passenger car models to the international press in Frankfurt am Main and Hockenheim. The 59 kW / 80 hp, five-cylinder 3-litre OM 617 engine of the 240 D 3.0 (115 series) makes this not only the world's most powerful diesel-engined passenger car, but also the world's first five-cylinder series-produced model. The new 280 SL and 280 SLC (107 series) entry-level sports car variants are presented at the same time.

Crankshaft with 5-cylinders in-line, Mercedes-Benz 240 D 3.0 liters, 114, 115 series, from 1974.Motor 240 D 3.0 l (OM 617), Baureihe 114,115