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Mercedes-Benz MB100

The Mercedes-Benz MB100 was a van made by Mercedes-Benz Espana SA from 1981 to 1995 at their Vitoria factory in northern Spain. It was offered as a cargo van, a passenger van, and a pickup truck.[1]

Mercedes-Benz España SA had obtained the Vitoria factory from Industrias del Motor S.A. (IMOSA), which had been making their F1000L van there. The F1000L was a development of the DKW Schnellaster, but with a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine instead of the original DKW 2-stroke petrol engine. The MB100 was a further development of IMOSA's F1000L van.[citation needed]

The MB100 was powered by a 2.4 litre diesel making about 55 kW (73 hp), an engine also used in the Mercedes Benz 207D.[citation needed]

The MB100 was offered in Germany from 1987 to 1995 as an extension of Daimler-Benz's commercial motor vehicle range.[1] In 1992 the MB100 was given a slanted radiator and an extended front end, intended among other things to enhance safety in a collision.

The MB100 was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz Vito in 1996.[2]

Pacific market MB100 and MB140Edit

Mercedes-Benz MB100[3]
MB100 -140 - Istana
Also called Mercedes-Benz MB100D (diesel version)
SsangYong Istana
Assembly Spain
Class Van
Body style(s) Passenger van, panel van
Layout Front-wheel drive
Engine(s) 2.2 L DOHC I4 petrol
2.9 L OHC I5 diesel
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2455 mm
Length 4890 mm
Width 1855 mm
Height 2000 mm
Kerb weight 1710 kg (MB100)
1725 kg (MB100D)
Related Mercedes-Benz MB140
Mercedes-Benz MB140D

In 1999, DaimlerChrysler Australia/Pacific introduced the MB100 and the MB140, a larger derivative of the MB100, to the Australian and Pacific markets.[4] These vans were manufactured under licence by the SsangYong Motor Company, which also made a rebadged version called the SsangYong Istana.[citation needed]

Mercedes-Benz MB140D made in Korea

Plate affixed to vehicle, stating: "Manufactured by Ssangyong Motor Company Korea License Mercedes-Benz AG"
Plate stating manufacturer and location
Front 3/4 view of old Mercedes-Benz MB140D van with bonnet open.  The plate shown on the picture to the left of this and the badge shown on the picture to the right of this
Front 3/4 view of old MB140D van
Badge on vehicle, reading "MB140D"
MB140D badge on van

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mercedes-Benz Classic - Vans - 1955-1993 - 1987: The Mercedes-Benz MB 100
  2. Mercedes-Benz Classic - Vans - 1994-2005 - 1996: The Mercedes-Benz Vito
  3. Mercedes-Benz MB100 Panel Van Specifications
  4. AutoWeb: Mercedes Unveils A New Vision In Vans, 26 November 1999

ReferencesEdit

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