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1968 Mercedes-Benz 220 D [W115]

1968 Mercedes-Benz 220 D [W115] in The Man with the Golden Gun, Movie, 1974 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE

1968 Mercedes-Benz 220 D [W115]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


Junkman UK

2006-01-13 18:03

Definately not an S-class, rather a /8. 4 cyl. models are W115, 6cyl. models are W114, so we need to know which engine was fitted in order to determine.

Jun JP

2006-01-13 18:25

Year is 1967-73 from the old-fashioned mirror and slightly nallow grille.

antp BE

2006-01-13 18:47

We can also pick one of the two W-numbers randomly like usual :D

antp BE

2006-01-13 18:49

By the way, a 280 SE was already listed for this movie. Could it be this one?


2006-01-13 19:22


merc108 US

2006-04-03 07:07

definitely not a 280SE. Most likely a 1969-73 200-220 gas.

sixcyl FR

2006-04-03 07:57

merc108 wrote definitely not a 280SE. Most likely a 1969-73 200-220 gas.

I agree

rjluna2 US

2007-07-29 03:53

Right hand drive.


2008-10-02 18:17

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Robi DE

2015-02-18 16:19

Please change name to:

1968 Mercedes-Benz 220 D

Here is a short analysis WHY this is a 220 D:
From all 31 W115 and W114 models, the following can be excluded due to the car being a normal four-door-sedan:
220 D Lang
240 D Lang
230 Lang
230.6 Lang
250 C Coupé
250 C Coupé (2.8)
250 CE Coupé
280 C Coupé
280 CE Coupé

20 variants remain still in "the game".
The blu ray screen capture from the car's back shows four numbers/letters, the last one with a slightly bigger gap than the others (like "200 D" for example).
The following models can be excluded due to simply just having not enough numbers in the model name:


The list (found on Wikipedia) features facelift versions with a different entry than the original 1968 model, so please do not think I made some mathematic errors:
Only 10 models are now remaining.

As this is a very early 1968 model, as mentioned by user Jun nine years ago, all facelifted versions can also be excluded, if they have not been "thrown out" already.
The following models can be therefore excluded:

200 D (1973 - 1976)
220 D (1973 - 1976)
240 D (1973 - 1976)
240 D 3.0 (1974 - 1976)
230.4 (1973 - 1976)
230.6 (1973 - 1976)
280 E (1972 - 1973)
280 E (1973 - 1976)

Now, there are only two possible models left: 200 D and 220 D.
When zooming in on the badge given on the screenshot, the last digit (the "0") appears different than the one in the middle (the "2"), and if you look extremely close, you might notice that the digit in the middle is shaped like a "2", and not like a "0" which would look like the one right of it.

Dougb UK

2015-08-30 16:22

In 1992 I bought a 1972 w115 mercedes Benz 220D which I owned for four years. It was not facelifted in any way. If you listen to the engine note in the film this one is a diesel and you can tell by the smooth tail lights and rounded rather than flat front headlamp lenses that this is the same model. As far as I know there was no 240 at that stage so whilst I can't identify the year precisely I can say with some certainty that it is a 220D.

Robi DE

2020-04-11 00:14

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Please change year to 1969, as this has the black rear view mirror and side mirror mounted at the door.

And I'm afraid the 220 D is a different car, since the scenes involving this car have been filmed in Thailand and Hong Kong. Although both cars are virtually identical (even the sticker on the windscreen), I don't really think they shipped the car from HK to Thailand (or vice versa), as the W115 was a top seller (I think it was number #1 new car in Germany 1974). It wouldn't be too hard to find a white Mercedes with red interior in the 70s, would it?

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