260 D: first production car with diesel engine

  • Date
    15 February - 1 March 1936
  • Description
    The Mercedes-Benz 260 D (W 138), the world's first series-produced diesel passenger car, makes its debut at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Show in Berlin. Particular qualities of the innovative vehicle are its high economy and reliability. The new car models 170 V (W 136) and 170 H (W 28) are presented as well. Tributes are also paid to automotive pioneers Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler on the anniversary of "50 Years of Automobile Manufacture". New products in the commercial vehicle sector include the L 1100 light truck, the Lo 3750 chassis for medium-duty trucks and buses, the three-axle chassis L 10000 for 10-tonne trucks and buses, and the cab-over-engine bus LoP 3500.

  • 23319
    Mercedes-Benz 260 D landaulet taxi. Preproduction series car at Berlin Motor Show, 1936.
    Typ 260 D Landaulet
  • 23457
    Mercedes-Benz 170 H, convertible sedan, built 1936 - 1939
    Typ 170 H
  • 23611
    Mercedes-Benz 170 V, 38 hp, sedan, built 1936 - 1942.
    Type 170 V
  • A39913
    Mercedes-Benz O 10000 Reichspost bus. Gaggenau all-steel body, 1937-1939.
    Mercedes-Benz O 10000
  • G9363
    Mercedes-Benz L 1100, 1936-1941
    Mercedes-Benz 1,5t Pritschenwagen L 1100
  • G9430
    Mercedes-Benz L 10.000 triple-axle, low-frame platform truck, 
1936
    Mercedes-Benz L 10000
  • 23370
    Scene at a petrol station displaying a Mercedes-Benz 260 D (W 138) pictured for a service brochure. At the time, Diesel petrol pumps are rather rare and reserved for trucks.
    Typ 260D, W 138
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