Mercedes engine with overhead intake valves

  • Date
    21 January 1903
  • Description
    DMG delivers the first new Mercedes of the model year 1903 – the 18/22 hp Mercedes-Simplex. The engine is the first to be fitted by DMG to feature overhead intake valves activated by push rods.
Mercedes Simplex car, 18-hp Tonneau version, built from 1902 to 1905. At the front passenger seat: Wilhelm Maybach. In the rear right of the vehicle: Adolf Daimler. Photograph taken at the Cannstatt factory of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, 1902