Mercedes-Benz 206 D: Engineering masterpiece of the 1970s
In 1970, Daimler-Benz takes over Hanomag-Henschel and acquires a small van that gained renown with the name Matador, manufactured by the company Tempo. From then on, the van is offered as a Mercedes-Benz model.
With a weight less than three tonnes, Hanomag-Henschel lightweight vans are equipped with either an Austin carburetor engine or a 2 liter 50 hp diesel engine from Daimler-Benz. In 1972, the significantly more powerful 2.2 liter 60 hp diesel engine is added. In January 1973, a longer front section is integrated in the vehicle. Other changes made in 1973 include brakes with load-dependent braking force control and the padded dash panel. The compact front-wheel drive van is also available as a minibus and panel van with different heights, lengths and track widths. The comparatively low price of 6,000 German marks makes the L 206 D an attractive option for local companies such as beverage suppliers. With 165,000 units sold, twice as many vans are sold with the Mercedes-Benz brand than with Tempo or Hanomag.
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