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General Specifications

Production years:1934 - 1938
Released at:1934 Berlin
Built at:Stuttgart, Germany
Numbers Built:2

Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications:M 24 II, Inline-8
Position:Front, Longitudinal
Aspiration:Roots-Type Supercharger
Block material:Monobloc Cast Iron
Valvetrain:2 Valves per Cyl
Fuel feed:Mercedes Updraught Carburettor
Displacement:5401 cc / 329.6 cu in
Bore:88 mm / 3.46 in
Stroke:111 mm / 4.37 in
Compression:6.13:1
Power:134.2 kw / 180 bhp @ 3400 rpm
Specific output:33.33 bhp per litre
Bhp/Weight:71.94 bhp per tonne

Chassis & body

Body/Frame:Wooden Frame & Steel Panel Body over Pressed Steel Chassis
Driven wheels:RWD
Front tires:7.0x17
Rear tires:7.0x17
Front brakes:Lockheed Hydrualic Drums w/Vacuum Assist
Rear brakes:Lockheed Hydrualic Drums w/Vacuum Assist
Front wheels:F 43.2 x 10.2 cm / 17.0 x 4.0 in
Rear wheels:R 43.2 x 10.2 cm / 17.0 x 4.0 in
Steering:Worm & Nut
Front suspension:Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear suspension:Swing Axle w/Trailing Arms, Double Coil Springs, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Drivetrain

Transmission:4-Speed Manual
Gear ratios:3.90:1, 2.88:1, 1.45:1, 1.00:1
Final drive:3.08:1

Car dimensions

Weight:2502 kg / 5510 lbs
Wheelbase:3290 mm / 129.5 in
Front track:1535 mm / 60.4 in
Rear track:1547 mm / 60.9 in
Length:5258 mm / 207.0 in
Width:1905 mm / 75.0 in

Speed performance

Car top speed:185.03 kph / 115 mph
0 - 60 mph:15.0 seconds

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