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Benz 16/50

(1921 model)

Brief specs of 1921 Benz 16/50

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4160 cm3 / 253.9 cu in / 253.9 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 90 km/h / 56 mph / 56 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BenzIssued from1921
Model16/50Issued until
Serie16Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4800 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1950 mm / 76.8 in / 76.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3480 mm / 137.0 in / 137.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.38  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)3.03 m2 / 32.6 sq ft / 32.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke138.0 mm / 5.43 in / 5.43 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.58
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement4160 cm3 / 253.9 cu in / 253.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity693.33 cm3/cylinder / 42.310 cu in/cylinder / 42.310 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio4.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output9.0 kW/l / 0.197 bhp/cu in / 0.197 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed90 km/h / 56 mph / 56 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio26.3 kW/ton / 19.9 bhp/ton / 19.9 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & nutSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Benz 16/50

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