mercedes benz w114

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Mercedes Benz W114/W115, 1968. The “New Generation” was the last car designed by Paul Bracq for Mercedes and it was the last Mercedes Benz to feature “stacked” headlamps. The 1963 W114 sketches are by designer Friedrich Geiger and show horizontally configured headlamps which were not used until the W116 S-class of 1972 (the last car Geiger styled for Mercedes before his retirement). The code W114 was applied to all 6-cylinder models while 4 and 5 cylinder cars were coded W115. 

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The Coupés from the midsize series (from front to back) are the Coupés from the W124 series (1987 to 1996), W123 series (1976 to 1985) and W114 series (1968 to 1976)

Personal note: growing up in New Zealand some friends of my parents had a W114 250CE which, as a child, I thought was very special indeed. They had a bad accident in it but a tribute to Mercedes safety engineering, they walked away with a few bruises though the car was damaged beyond repair. They replaced it with a Series 3 Jaguar XJ6