Mercedes-Benz » L311 / L312
1954 is the starting point in creating the new range of trucks by Mercedes-Benz. Everything started with light upgrade and rename of the previous series. The L3500 and L4500 models have received three-digit numeric codes - L311 and L312, which indicated the type of installed engine. The design of trucks has not changed (externally can be distinguished only by windscreen wipers, installed from below, not from above as on the previous version). There was also a four-wheel drive LA version. In 1954, a 4.6-liter diesel engine, installed on fire chassis "L311F", has received a turbocharger for the first time, which increased power from 100 to 115 hp. Totally about 175 thousand trucks of L311/L312 models have been made.