Mercedes-Knight 16/40 hp, 16/45 hp, 16/50 hp

Mercedes-Knight 16/40 hp, 16/45 hp, 16/50 hp
  • Production
    1910 - 1924
  • Remarks
    from 1913: Mercedes-Knight 16/45 hp, from 1924: 16/50 hp
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke (Knight sleeve-valve engine)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    4 / in line (in pairs)
  • Bore x Stroke
    100 x 130 mm
  • Total displacement
    4080 cc
  • Compression ratio
    4; from 1916: 5
  • Rated output
    45 - 50 hp at 1750 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 Knight sleeve slide
  • Valve operation
    1 lateral crankshaft
  • Camshaft drive
    via gearwheels in the middle of the crankshaft
  • Fuel system
    1 piston-type carburettor
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    under the car's rear / 70 l, later 100 l
  • 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; acting on drive shaft, from 1924 additionally on front wheels
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical, acting on rear wheels via linkage
  • Wheels
    wooden-spoke wheels with steel rims (detachable)
  • Tires
    820 x 120; 820 x 135 or 825 x 150
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Shifting
    shift lever, right exterior (gate shift)
  • Clutch
    leather biconical clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.26; II. 2.23; III. 1.43; IV. 1.0
  • Final drive ratio
    3.00
  • Maximum speed
    80 km/h
  • 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
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.80; II. 2.10; III. 1.33; IV. 1.0
  • Final drive ratio
    3.00. 2.59 or 2.40
  • Maximum speed
    70 - 75 km/h
  • Fuel consumption
    19-23 l
  • Wheelbase
    2320, 2960, 3180 or 3240 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1300 / 1350 mm; from 1923: 1400 mm
  • Length
    4700 mm
  • Width
    1700 mm
  • Height
    2250 mm
  • Chassis weigth
    1150 - 1200 kg
  • Kerb weight
    1750 kg
  • Gross weight
    2200 - 2500 kg
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