PKW3120050 540 K (with rear-set engine)

540 K (with rear-set engine)

  • 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, up to 1938 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 4.00 F x 17
  • Tires
    7.00 or 7.50-17 extra
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    up to 1938
  • Shifting
    shift lever in centre of vehicle
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.65; II. 2.25; III. 1.48; IV. 1.0
  • Final drive ratio
    3.08 or 3.60
  • Maximum speed
    170 km/h
  • Fuel consumption
    29 l
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    from 02.1939
  • Shifting
    shift lever in centre of vehicle
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.65; II. 2.25; III. 1.48; IV. 1.0; V. 0.80
  • Final drive ratio
    3.50
  • Maximum speed
    170 km/h
  • Fuel consumption
    29 l
  • Wheelbase
    3290 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1535 / 1547 mm
  • Length
    5000 - 5200 mm
  • Width
    1800 mm
  • Height
    1530 - 1640 mm
  • Chassis weigth
    1800 kg
  • Kerb weight
    2350 - 2450 kg
  • Gross weight
    2850 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 319 (all chassis versions)
  • Prices
    chassis: RM 15,500.-
    roadster (2+2 seats, until 1937): RM 22,000.-
    coupe (2/3 seats, until 1938): RM 22,000.-
    convertible A (until 1938): RM 22,000.-
    streamlined sedan (1936): RM 24,000.-
    special-roadster (until 1937): RM 28,000.-
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