The Ponton was Daimler-Benz's first totally new Mercedes-Benz series of passenger vehicles produced after World War II. In July 1953, the cars replaced the pre-war-designed Type 170 series and were the bulk of the automaker's production through 1959, though some models lasted through 1962.
The Sedan featured a 2.2L M127 engine that produced around 75hp. The transmission was standard for this kind of old-timers, a 4-speed manual. Being an old-timer, they are on the upper scale of consumption, talking about fuel. This is a very slick car that every gentleman had to have back in the day, so if you are a collector, check it out.