PKW1031080 Benz »Ideal« (4.5 hp)

Benz »Ideal« (4.5 hp)

  • Production period
    1899 - 1901
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke
  • Configuration
    rear, horizontal; transverse
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    1 / horizontal, vertical flywheel
  • Bore x Stroke
    115 x 110 mm
  • Total displacement
    1140 cc
  • Rated output
    4.5 hp at 960 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake (auto.), 1 exhaust (controlled) / horizontal, facing
  • Fuel system
    Benz float-type carburettor
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    under the driver's seat
  • Frame design
    sectional-steel frame with fitted bodywork
  • Front-wheel suspension
    rigid axle
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    rigid axle
  • Front springs
    full-elliptic springs
  • Rear springs
    full-elliptic springs
  • Steering
    king-pin steering; vertical steering column in centre of car
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    outside band brake, acting on rear wheels
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    outside band brake, acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    wire-spoke wheels
  • Tires
    pneumatic tyres
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    1 flat belt from the engine to the countershaft with intermediate transmission and integrated differential; one chain from the countershaft to each of the rear wheels
  • Gearing
    3 forward gears, 1 reverse gear
  • Shifting
    2 levers under steering crank
  • Clutch
    not fitted
  • Maximum speed
    35 km/h
  • Wheelbase
    1560 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1120 / 1120 mm
  • Length
    2400 mm
  • Width
    1350 mm
  • Height
    1500 mm (with cabriolet top 2250 mm)
  • Kerb weight
    425 kg
  • Prices
    Mk. 4,500.-
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