The birth of a pioneer.
The best-seller from Bremen.
A meeting of generations.
Mercedes-Benz L 319, Mercedes-Benz T 1 and Mercedes-Benz T 2.
Masters of transformation.
Vehicle fact sheet – T 1 310 D
|Predecessor model||Düsseldorfer van (T2)|
|Body variants||Panel van, crewbus, minibus, platform vehicle, tipper and chassis cab|
|Output||70 kW (95 hp)|
|Payload||up to 1.5 t|
|Permissible gross weight||3.5 t|
Back to basics.
In 1977, a major keystone was laid in the success story of Mercedes-Benz: the new van model series for payloads of 1-2 tonnes was released on the market and became a real best-seller. The crystal clear vision of the designer at the time Stefan Heiliger led to the striking lines of the pioneering vehicle. The use of an arrow shape visually reflected the rapid transporter concept which has continued its successes to the modern day.
A clear vision.
Three questions for designer Stefan Heiliger.
2. To which degree did the T 1 design influence that of the Sprinter?
|3. Can the T 1 be seen as the keystone to the success of Mercedes-Benz Vans?
The symbolic fundamental idea of the design can certainly be dubbed a success. It was clearly desired and, as I say, it is still legible and comprehensible even today. And that's definitely a sign of success.
With a nose for future trends.
A pleasant sight.
The T 1 in the especially successful panel van variant with high roof.
Follow your nose.
The T 1 was the first Mercedes-Benz van with a protruding engine compartment.
Even as a works vehicle, the T 1 was well-received and regularly used.