On 15 January 1987 Daimler-Benz presented the van model series MB 100 - 180 on the island of Majorca, designed for payloads between 1000 and 1800 kg. Mercedes-Benz España SA. in Vitoria (near Bilbao / Northern Spain) had produced an MB 100 as early as 1980.
In 1986 the van was technically reworked and its styling updated. The MB 100 was available in Germany as a pick-up, panel van and crewbus. All 1987 models were powered by the same 2.4-litre diesel engine with 53 kW (72 hp).