PKW3120020 500 K (with rear-set engine)

500 K (with rear-set engine)

  • Model
    W 29
  • Production
    1934 - 1936
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke Otto (carburettor engine with engageable Roots supercharger)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 24 I
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / in line
  • Bore x Stroke
    86 x 108 mm
  • Total displacement
    5018 cc (tax classification: 4982 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    5.5; depending on fuel, up to 6.5
  • Rated output
    100 hp, with supercharger 160 hp at 3400 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 lateral camshaft
  • Camshaft drive
    via spur gears
  • Fuel system
    1 twin updraught carburettor Mercedes-Benz
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    in the rear / 110 l
  • Frame design
    box-section pressed-steel low-bed frame
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    swing axle with additional compensating springs
  • Front springs
    coil springs
  • Rear springs
    double coil springs
  • Steering
    worm-and-nut steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic, with Bosch-Dewandre vacuum booster; acting on front and rear wheels
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical, acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    wire-spoke wheels
  • Wheel rims
    drop-centre rim 3.62 F x 17
  • Tires
    7.00-17 extra
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Shifting
    shift lever in centre of vehicle
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.42; II. 1.62; III. 1.0; IV. 0.62
  • Final drive ratio
    4.88 (also 5.11; 4.46; 4.18)
  • Maximum speed
    160 km/h
  • Fuel consumption
    27 l
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission
  • Shifting
    shift lever in centre of vehicle
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.12; II. 2.21; III. 1.49; IV. 1.0; V. 0.71
  • Final drive ratio
    5.77
  • Maximum speed
    160 km/h
  • Fuel consumption
    27 l
  • Wheelbase
    3290 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1535 / 1547 mm
  • Length
    5000 - 5170 mm
  • Width
    1820 - 1880 mm
  • Height
    1520 - 1640 mm
  • Chassis weigth
    1700 kg
  • Kerb weight
    2250 - 2350 kg
  • Gross weight
    2700 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 342 (all chassis versions)
  • Prices
    chassis: RM 15,500.-
    roadster (2+2 seats): RM 22,000.-
    coupe (2/3 seats): RM 22,000.-
    convertible A: RM 22,000.-
    streamlined sedan (1935/36): RM 24,000.-
    special-roadster (1935): RM 26,000.-
    special-roadster (1936): RM 28,000.-
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