Mercedes 65 hp, from 1909: 36/65 hp

Mercedes 65 hp, from 1909: 36/65 hp
  • Production
    1908 - 1909
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    4 / in line (in pairs)
  • Bore x Stroke
    140 x 150 mm
  • Total displacement
    9235 cc
  • Rated output
    65 hp at 1200 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / lateral, vertical (T-disposition)
  • 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
  • Wheels
    wooden-spoke wheels with steel rims (not detachable)
  • Tires
    front: 915 x 105; rear: 935 x 135
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    chains
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Shifting
    shift lever, right exterior or interior (gate shift)
  • Clutch
    coil spring clutch
  • Transmission type
    gearwheel thrust transmission
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.80; II. 2.85; III. 1.90; IV. 1.0
  • Final drive ratio
    chain 1.65:1
  • Maximum speed
    90 - 95 km/h
  • Wheelbase
    3325 or 3525 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1450 / 1450 mm
  • Chassis weigth
    1350 kg
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