Mercedes coupes have always been eye-catchers, the two
door design and resultant window shape making for sleek
Introduced at the end of 1968 as the last of the "new
generation" cars, the chassis, wheelbase and track
were identical to the 250 sedan however the roof was
nearly two inches lower and the passenger compartment
There were no pillars between the front and rear side
windows and the chrome strips on the roof made the car
look considerably more sporty than the staid sedan models.
Powered by either a carburetor engine (C) or electronically
fuel injected engine (CE), the vehicle boasted caliper-type
disc brakes and radial tires for superb road holding.