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Books and Literature about w114 & w115



Over the many years several books and illustrated books about the /8 have been published, and some of them consist mainly of pictures and basic information, mostly from the generally accessible picture archive of Daimler AG. The most valuable book about this series in terms of content, with intensive research in the picture archive and through contact with engineers of the time of the Strichachter, was written by Michael Rohde and Detlef Koch already in 1996 and this book is still the ultimate among Strichacht fans, although it is unfortunately no longer available.

But via online platforms and antiquarian bookstores, this book can be obtained again and again, but it is quickly called among collectors a price of EUR 120, - to 150, -, although there is a very similar new edition of Michael Rohde since 2016. But this current book from 2016 is "only" a new edition of this classic and is only "almost" congruent.

We have therefore tried to list here the one or other book that should not be missing in a literature shelf of a /8 garage. However, this listing has no claim to completeness and we are also happy to be informed and instructed if there are books on the subject of dash 8 somewhere in this world, which we may and should include here. (All information without guarantee !)

Rohde Koch Buch 1

This book is considered THE /8 must-have literature par excellence. The authors Michael Rohde and Detlef Koch have compiled here in the early nineties in meticulous research a standard work on the /8. It is not a repair book but a description of the vehicles and the philosophy and development behind it. The history of the model and its development is described in detail. The individual technical solutions are described in their development and technically evaluated. It contains valuable tables about numbers and the differences as well as development steps of the individual model care. Finally, the book integrates a detailed buying guide that systematically works through a comprehensive test logic of a /8 purchase object.


Title: "Mercedes-Benz /8 W114 W115"

Author: Michael Rohde / Detlef Koch

Format: 21 x 25 cm

Pages: 206

Publisher: Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart
Year of Publication: 1996

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3613016941



Rohde Koch Buch 2

In this richly illustrated book, Michael Rohde presents the comprehensive chronicle of the million-seller with many historical facts, rare photos and technical data. Similar to the legendary "Rohde/Koch Book" from 1996, this newly published book offers a great deal of interesting information and interesting details from the development and production of the model series.


Title: "Mercedes-Benz /8 - Mercedes für Millionen"

Author: Michael Rohde

Format: 23,5 x 27 cm

Pages: 208

Publisher: Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart
Year of Publication: 2016

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3613039100




Millionen Seller

Alexander Franc Storz, born in 1965, studied history, German literature and philosophy. He works as a journalist in the field of automotive history for various trade magazines and has published several other titles with Motorbuch Verlag. Compared to other books, this book does not bring to light any new facts and figures, but it has summarized some nice pictures and backgrounds that present the history and development of the /8 very well.


Title: "Mercedes-Benz /8 - Der Millionen Seller"

Author: Alexander F. Storz

Format: 22 x 29

Pages: 144

Publisher: Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart
Year of Publication: September 2020
Language: GERMAN

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3613043152





Christof Vieweg, born in 1956, is an automotive journalist. He learned the profession at the magazine "Gute Fahrt", was an editor at the technology magazine "Hobby" and at the "Auto Zeitung", where he worked as managing editor and chief of staff until 1986. As a freelance author, Vieweg wrote the Mercedes-Benz brand's passenger car press kits until the end of 2008 and now works for daily newspapers and magazines. In this book he tells all about the history of the /8.


Title: "Mercedes Strich-Acht"

Author: Christof Vieweg

Format: 20 x 26 cm

Pages: 144

Publisher: GeraMond Verlag
Year of Publication:2013

Language: GERMAN

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3862456987



Typen Chronik

In this book series of "Types Chronicles" there are almost all German vehicles of the various manufacturers and also this one about the Strichacht. Well illustrated, you will find all the details about the engines, the variants and a lot of interesting facts about the W114 and W115, peppered with old documents and pages from the brochures. The author, born in 1965, is enthusiastic about the vehicles of his youth, drives a few youngtimers himself, enjoys writing about them as a journalist, and can draw on his own extensive photo archive.


Title: "Schrader Typen Chronik: Mercedes-Benz /8"

Author: Cajetan Sacardi

Format: 23 x 25 cm

Pages: 96

Publisher: Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart
Year of Publication: 2009

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3613030251




Title: "Mercedes-Benz Strich-8 Modelle 200-280"

Author: Heribert Hofner

Format: 22 x 28 cm

Pages: 128

Publisher: HEEL Verlag
Year of Publication: 2012

Language: GERMAN

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3868522945


Bewegte Zeiten

Title: "Mercedes-Benz /8 -  W114/115"

Author: Peter Kurze und Halwart Schrader

Format: 22 x 25 cm

Pages: 112

Year of Publication: 2012

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3768835107


Complete Story

Brand new appeared in summer 2021.


Title: "Mercedes-Benz W114 and 115"

Author: James Taylor

Format: 22 x 27 cm

Pages: 160

Publisher: The Crowood Press
Year of Publication: Juli 2021

Language: ENGLISH
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1785008245


Buchvorstellung in unserem Clubmagazin /8 Garage 4-2021, Nr. 124


Title: "Mercedes-Benz 200/8 220/8 -  Restaurierungs-Anleitung"

Author: Mila Schrader

Format: 21 x 28 cm

Pages: 210

Publisher: Schrader Verlag
Year of Publication: 1992

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3921796023



This small square booklet is such a classic that in 2020 it was even reprinted by the VdH as a brochure (reprint) and sent to their members. In this book, which was designed for children and young people, a vivid insight is given into a car factory....and that at the Mercedes plant in Sindelfingen. Thus, EVERYTHING here revolves around the /8 !


Title: "Autowerk"

Author: Helmut Dillenburger, Sigwart Korn

Format: 21,5 x 21,5 cm

Pages: 40

Publisher: Otto Maier Verlag
Year of Publication: 1971

Language: GERMAN
ISBN:  3 7632 1642 1




Title: "Reparatur Anleitung 172/173 - 200D/8 und 220D/8" (1968-1976)


Format: 21 x 29.7 cm

Pages: 184

Publisher: Bucheli / Paul Pietsch
Year of Publication:

Language: GERMAN

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3716812334



Reparatur Anleitung

Title: "Reparatur Anleitung 255/256 - 230.6, 250, 280, 280E" (1968 -1976)


Format: 21 x 29.7 cm

Pages: 184

Publisher: Bucheli / Paul Pietsch
Year of Publication:

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3716813218




Title: "Reparatur Anleitung 182/183, 200-8/220-8" (1968 - 7/1973)


Format: 21 x 29.7 cm

Pages: 184

Publisher: Bucheli / Paul Pietsch
Year of Publication:

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3716812426




Title: "Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst 190Dc, 200D, 220D, 240D" (bis 1976)

Author: Dieter Korp

Format: 15,5 x 22 cm

Pages: 244

Publisher: Motor Buch Verlag
Year of Publication: 1970

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13:  978 - 3879430635


Title: "Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst / Vierzylinder 200, 220, 230.4" (68-76)

Author: Dieter Korp

Format: 15,5 x 22 cm

Pages: 238

Publisher: Motor Buch Verlag
Year of Publication:1970

Language: GERMAN
ISBN-13: 978 - 3879433087


This book of tables for passenger cars provides all the necessary facts and figures on the various models and engines of the entire range, not just the w114 and w115. The book is not available in public bookstores, but can be obtained from MERCEDES BENZ CLASSIC in various years and versions. Alternatively, these books are also available at trade shows and from appropriate dealers who specialize in automobilia.


Title: "Tabellenbuch Personenwagen"

Format: 15,5 x 22 cm

Pages: ca. 460-520 Seiten

Publisher: Daimler AG
Year of Publication: various years

Language: GERMAN
ISBN: no number

der Taxler

The stories in this book are not about the series and technical things. They are about encounters with passengers and other people and what can come out of them. It tells of a time when the profession of cab driving was still rewarding and done by proud drivers and was not just a part-time job. When it was difficult to impossible to get a permit for a cab and the number of cabs in a city was regulated by concessions. Often it is also about the various attempts of the passengers to avoid paying for the ride or to find another way of payment. And there all in a 220D/8, the blue Mercedes cab that made its rounds in Vienna.


Title: "Der Taxler und sein blauer Mercedes"

Format: 15 x 22 cm

Pages: 184 pages, 44 Pictures  (mostly in color), 7 Newspaper Articles

Publisher: published at E/K EIGENVERLAG, Schluckergasse 1-13, A 1130 Wien
Year of Publication: 2021

Language: GERMAN
ISBN: 978-3-200-07318-0 (Attention: Can not be ordered by this number)

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