Mercedes 38/100 hp

  • Production
    1915
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    4 / in line (single cylinder with cooling-water jackets welded on)
  • Bore x Stroke
    132 x 180 mm
  • Total displacement
    9850 cc
  • Rated output
    100 hp at 1300 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 2 exhaust / overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 lateral camshafts
  • Camshaft drive
    via spur gears
  • Fuel system
    piston-type carburettor
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    under the car's rear
  • Frame design
    U-section pressed-steel frame
  • Front-wheel suspension
    rigid axle
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    rigid axle
  • Front springs
    semi-elliptical springs
  • Rear springs
    semi-elliptical springs
  • Steering
    worm-and-nut steering, right-hand
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    mechanical (water-cooled), acting on drive shaft
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical, acting on rear wheels; hillholder
  • Wheels
    wooden-spoke wheels with steel rims (detachable)
  • Tires
    front: 935 x 135; rear: 935 x 135
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    encapsulated chains
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Shifting
    shift lever, right exterior (gate shift)
  • Clutch
    coil spring clutch, from 1912 leather biconical clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Wheelbase
    3580 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1620 / 1620 mm
  • Chassis weigth
    1525 kg
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