500 N (M 08 III engine)

500 N (M 08 III engine)
  • Model
    W 08
  • Production
    1936 - 1939
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke Otto
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 08 III
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / in line
  • Bore x Stroke
    82.5 x 115 mm
  • Total displacement
    4918 cc (tax classification: 4884 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    6.6
  • Rated output
    110 hp at 3300 rpm
  • Rated torque
    26.2 mkg at 1250 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / lateral, vertical
  • Valve operation
    1 lateral camshaft
  • Camshaft drive
    via spur gears
  • Fuel system
    1 twin down-draught carburettor Solex 35 MMOV
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    in the rear / 90 l
  • Frame design
    U-section pressed-steel low-bed frame
  • Front-wheel suspension
    rigid axle
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    rigid axle
  • Front springs
    semi-elliptical springs
  • Rear springs
    underslung semi-elliptical springs
  • Steering
    worm/steering finger
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    mechanical (from 1937 hydraulic), with Bosch-Dewandre vacuum booster; acting on front and rear wheels
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical, acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    wooden-spoke wheels
  • Tires
    6.50-20; 7.00-20 or 7.00-18 (with wire-spoked wheels)
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission (add. overdrive optional)
  • 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; S. 0.71
  • Final drive ratio
    5.77; with overdrive: 4.15
  • Maximum speed
    123 km/h
  • Fuel consumption
    26 l
  • Wheelbase
    3670 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1485 / 1485 mm
  • Length
    5380 mm
  • Width
    1820 mm
  • Height
    1820 mm
  • Chassis weigth
    1800 kg
  • Kerb weight
    pullman saloon: 2400 kg
  • Gross weight
    2850 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 931 (Type Nürburg 500 and Type 500 N)
  • Prices
    chassis: RM 11,500.-
    Pullman limousine: RM 17,500.-
    tourer (6 seats): RM 16,500.-
    convertible F (until 1938): RM 18,900.-
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