Cohort Outtake: Mercedes 350, 570, or 220D 5.7?

Mercedes 350 5.7 side

Monteverde posted this Mercedes W115 sporting something a bit more authoritative than the 60 hp 2.2 L diesel four it started life as. Yes, it’s….an SBC (Chevy Small Block, for those very unlikely to be not in the know). So does this make it a Mercedes 350 or 570? Or a 220D 5.7? 

Mercedes 350 5.7 f

Here it is, just in case you don’t know what an SBC tucked into a mercedes engine bay looks like. And here’s a similar vintage coupe I shot in Eugene that has a Ford 302 in it. It was renamed 302C 5.0.