PKW3120060 540 K (short wheelbase)

540 K (short wheelbase)

  • Model
    W 29
  • Production
    1936 - 1939
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke Otto (carburettor engine with engageable Roots supercharger)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 24 II
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / in line
  • Bore x Stroke
    88 x 111 mm
  • Total displacement
    5401 cc (tax classification: 5363 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    5.2; depending on fuel, up to 6.5
  • Rated output
    115 hp, with supercharger 180 hp at 3400 rpm
  • Rated torque
    44 mkg at 2200 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
  • 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 4.00 F x 17
  • Tires
    7.50-17 extra
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission
  • Shifting
    shift lever in centre of vehicle
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Final drive ratio
    3.50
  • Maximum speed
    170 km/h
  • Fuel consumption
    29 l
  • Wheelbase
    2980 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1535 / 1547 mm
  • Length
    4480 - 4650 mm, depending on model
  • Width
    1880 - 1900 mm, depending on model
  • Height
    1480 - 1530 mm, depending on model
  • Kerb weight
    2250 kg
  • Gross weight
    2650 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 319 (all chassis versions)
  • Prices
    chassis: RM 15,500.-
    sports roadster: RM 22,000.-
    sports convertible A: RM 22,000.-
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