The Mercedes-Benz “Ponton” series are a range of sedans / saloon car models from Daimler-Benz, introduced starting in 1953, and nicknamed ‘Ponton’ (the German word for “pontoon”), referring to the slab-sided, three-box, overall shape of the cars ? a postwar car design innovation, also generally known as ponton styling. More profound than the visual changes, the Ponton models’ construction introduced innovations that fundamentally improved automotive safety for passengers through better crash protection. Mercedes-Benz stretched the ‘Ponton’ saloons into a range that became the automaker’s bulk production models until 1959, and the base Ponton is generally considered as the beginning of the lineage of the Mercedes E-class range.
The 1953 Mercedes-Benz W120, marketed as 180, four-cylinder sedans were Mercedes’ second totally new series of passenger cars since World War II, following the 1951 introduction of the top of the range W186 Type 300 ?Adenauer?, and replaced the pre-war-designed Type 170 and Type 170 S. Contrasting very visibly with the traditional distinct fenders on that body-on-frame model and the ones before it, the ‘Pontons’ were Mercedes’ first monocoque, unitary body production models.
Mercedes expanded the base Ponton model into a diversified line-up, developing multiple series based on the 180, by introducing more engines and stretching the body. Six-cylinder models received a longer nose, and ‘S’-models also a longer passenger compartment, offering more legroom. A six-cylinder coupe and convertible were further derived, and a shortened floorpan of the four-cylinder sedan was also modified to serve as the structure for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL roadster. chevrolet wallpapers, lambo wallpaper, lamborghini wallpapers, Mercedes Ponton wallpapers, lamborghini wallpapers
(Nissan 350Z)The NISMO 350Z went on sale in the USA in July 2007 at Nissan dealers. 1607 were produced for the 2007 and 2008 model years, and it was assumed that if there was a greater demand, more would be produced, limited to 10% of all 350Z sales. The NISMO model 350Z had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $38,070 for the 2007 model year. Nissan 350Z wallpapers#Ferrari599 #BmwX2 #FerrariF12 #LamborghiniGallardo #AudiRS3