Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1978 Mercedes 200D With 240D Badge – Trying To Impress Us?

Roshake77, who posted this at the Cohort, said very explicitly that this is a “1978 Mercedes 200D With 240D Badge”. Since he also pegged the exact year, he undoubtedly decoded the tag in order to know that. So we’re left wondering why would put a 240D badge on a 200D. To impress us with the deception that it has 65 hp instead of 55?

Or the fact that a 240D can do 0-60 in about 24 seconds instead of the 31 seconds a 200D takes. No, most likely it’s because a 240D has a top speed of 86 mph instead of 81 mph.

Maybe there’s a more modest explanation.