Historia Mercedes Benz: 190 Fintail Mercedes W110 190c / 200/230 fintail (1961-1968)When the first four-cylinder Mercedes W110 model was launched in 1961, it was the logical continuation of a new concept that was introduced two years earlier with the six-cylinder 220b series. A whole new line of vehicles would be built on the same platform and with a body that was identical on all cars from the A-pillar backwards. Of course, not all customers were willing to follow that thought, but were initially not really expected.Internally, the new 190c and 190Dc Benz Mercedes W110 was called and compared to their pontoon predecessors they were now quite large cars. The bodies of the four and six cylinders differed only in the length of the front, which was shorter on the smaller vehicles, because their engines needed less space.It was the first time in the Mercedes story that car owners had complained, the four-cylinder versions looked too close to their own more expensive six-cylinder models. This had happened earlier, albeit to a lesser extent, with Mercedes pontoon owners. In order to avoid similar complaints with the new finale and its uni-style, Daimler-Benz made the front different by installing instead of the signature vertical headlights single rounds. Designers also used four-cylinder pontoon indicators on top of fenders. And the bumpers now looked different, because they didn't have the riders in the six-cylinder Benz.Design considerations aside, the public loved the new Mercedes W110 cars for their space, comfort and superior road holding capabilities. Of course, it was no surprise when the chassis was shared with the larger 220b series. Of course, all the latest safety features, a hallmark of the six-cylinder cars, were also incorporated into the design of the Mercedes W110 series. The proximity to the different line of cars caused a bit of unwanted internal competition, as.