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Benz Model 1

(1885 model)

Brief specs of 1885 Benz Model 1

2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 1-cylinder 2-valve single cylinder engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 954 cm3 / 58.2 cu in / 58.2 cu in, 0.6 kW / 0.8 hp / 0.8 hp @ 400 rpm / 400 rpm / 400 rpm, 1-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 16 km/h / 10 mph / 10 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BenzIssued from1885
ModelModel 1Issued until
SerieModel 1Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inTotal (curb) weight265 kg / 584 lb / 584 lb
Width1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.73 m2 / 18.6 sq ft / 18.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders1
Engine Typesingle cylinder Total number of valves2
Engine ManufacturerBenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke150.0 mm / 5.91 in / 5.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.6
Fuel supply1 Benz carbEngine displacement954 cm3 / 58.2 cu in / 58.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings2Unitary capacity954.00 cm3/cylinder / 58.217 cu in/cylinder / 58.217 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio2.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power0.6 kW / 0.8 hp / 0.8 hp at 400 rpm / 400 rpm / 400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)0.2 kW / 0.3 hp / 0.3 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output0.6 kW/l / 0.014 bhp/cu in / 0.014 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears1
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed16 km/h / 10 mph / 10 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio3.0 kW/ton / 2.3 bhp/ton / 2.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignment
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rearLive axle
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Benz Model 1

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