PKW2070120 Mercedes 55 hp, from 1909: 31/55 hp

Mercedes 55 hp, from 1909: 31/55 hp

  • Production
    1907 - 1910
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    4 / in line (in pairs)
  • Bore x Stroke
    130 x 150 mm
  • Total displacement
    7959 cc
  • Rated output
    55 hp
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / lateral, vertical (T-disposition)
  • Valve operation
    2 lateral camshafts
  • Camshaft drive
    via spur gears in the middle of the crankshaft
  • 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
  • Wheels
    wooden-spoke wheels with steel rims
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    chains
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Shifting
    shift lever, right exterior (gate shift)
  • Clutch
    coil spring clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Wheelbase
    3355 or 3555 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1450 / 1450 mm
  • Chassis weigth
    1300 - 1350 kg
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