The Mercedes-Benz /8 is a nameplate used by Mercedes-Benz on the W114/115 ID plates when the manufacturer launched the models in 1968. They replaced the W110 models from 1961 and were produced until the launch of the W123 in 1976; they were five-seat sedans and coupés with a three-box appearance by Paul Bracq.
History of the Mercedes-Benz /8
The "Stroke 8" was introduced to the general public in the very early part of 1968. Throughout its lifecycle, its exceptional attributes meant that it influenced the design of a whole automotive generation. Today, it is a true classic. These are some opening lines from the "Buyer's Guide" to the Stroke 8 sedans by expert author Thomas Wirth, published in the March/April 2015 issue of Mercedes-Benz Classic Magazine. The original debut was in 1968, where the moniker "Stroke 8" originates. However, production of the models commenced in the fall of 1967. Stroke 8s were mass-produced to the tune of almost 1.9 million units. The Stroke 8 diesel variations were especially important to taxi companies. Therefore, when the W 123 was introduced in January 1976, Daimler-Benz kept the manufacturing lines operating until December 1976. This allowed the two model series to be produced in tandem for over a year. In addition to the regular four-door Sedan and two-door Coupe, the 230 and 220/240 D were available as eight-seater Sedans with a wheelbase stretched by 650 millimeters and the third row of seats. Introduced in the latter half of 1968, this particular body style went into production to the tune of over 10,000 units. However, from June to September 1976, production stopped on the 250 to 280 E variants and the Coupes.
A used Mercedes-Benz /8 ranges from $550 to $48,000, depending on the vehicle's condition and mileage.
Features of the Mercedes-Benz /8
If the stories about how dependable they are are partially true, then most of them must be operational. The model's second distinguishing feature, beyond its dependability, is the ease with which you can purchase it everywhere in the world. The Mercedes-Benz 600 "Pullman," a limousine popular with artists (from Elvis Presley to Jay Leno) and government figures, is similar to the W114/W115 in appearance and name. The Mercedes-Benz W114/W115 is an ideal candidate for the trend that has recently gained popularity. A growing number of people seek to rediscover the joy of driving a classic car without sacrificing the conveniences, safety, and comfort of contemporary automobiles.
Mercedes-Benz released the Mercedes-Benz /8 in 1968. It was discontinued after the 1976 model year to make way for the new Mercedes-Benz W123.