PKW1020020 Benz »Victoria«, »Vis-à-Vis« (4 hp)

Benz »Victoria«, »Vis-à-Vis« (4 hp)

  • Production
    1894 - 1895
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke
  • Configuration
    rear, horizontal
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    1 / horizontal, vertical flywheel
  • Bore x Stroke
    130 x 150 mm
  • Total displacement
    1990 cc
  • Rated output
    4 hp at 500 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 suction valve (automatic), 1 exhaust valve / vertical
  • Valve operation
    via cam disc (exhaust only)
  • Fuel system
    Benz surface carburettor, from 1894 Benz float-type carburettor
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    under the driver's seat
  • Frame design
    frameless wooden 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)
    from 1896: outside band brake, acting on rear wheels
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    wood-pad brakes, acting on rear tyres; hillholder
  • Wheels
    wooden-spoke wheels
  • Tires
    solid-rubber tyres; rear wheels until 1894 with iron tyres
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    2 flat belts from the engine to the countershaft with pulley set and integrated differential; one chain from the countershaft to each of the rear wheels
  • Gearing
    2 forward gears, no reverse gear
  • Shifting
    2 levers under steering crank
  • Clutch
    not fitted
  • Transmission type
    two-stage flat belt transmission
  • Maximum speed
    20 km/h
  • Fuel consumption
    20 - 25 l
  • Wheelbase
    1650 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1300 / 1300 mm
  • Length
    3200 mm
  • Width
    1650 mm
  • Height
    1750 mm (without cabriolet top)
  • Kerb weight
    650 - 780 kg, depending on version
  • Prices
    »Victoria«: Mk. 3,950.-
    »Vis-á-Vis«: Mk. 4,150.-
    »Phaeton«: Mk. 4,800.-
    »Landauer«: Mk. 6,000.-
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