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.
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.
The MB100 was offered in Germany from 1987 to 1995 as an extension of Daimler-Benz's commercial motor vehicle range. In 1992 the MB100 was given a slanted radiator and an extended front end, intended among other things to enhance safety in a collision.
Pacific market MB100 and MB140Edit
Mercedes-Benz MB100D (diesel version)|
|Body style(s)||Passenger van, panel van|
2.2 L DOHC I4 petrol|
2.9 L OHC I5 diesel
1710 kg (MB100)|
1725 kg (MB100D)
In 1999, DaimlerChrysler Australia/Pacific introduced the MB100 and the MB140, a larger derivative of the MB100, to the Australian and Pacific markets. These vans were manufactured under licence by the SsangYong Motor Company, which also made a rebadged version called the SsangYong Istana.
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