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Benz 11/40

(1923 model)

Brief specs of 1923 Benz 11/40

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 2860 cm3 / 174.5 cu in / 174.5 cu in, 29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp @ 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 80 km/h / 50 mph / 50 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BenzIssued from1923
Model11/40Issued until
Serie11Number 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

Length4600 mm / 181.1 in / 181.1 inTotal (curb) weight1730 kg / 3814 lb / 3814 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1950 mm / 76.8 in / 76.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3274 mm / 128.9 in / 128.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.41  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.88 m2 / 31.0 sq ft / 31.0 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 constructionBore72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke117.0 mm / 4.61 in / 4.61 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.62
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2860 cm3 / 174.5 cu in / 174.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity476.67 cm3/cylinder / 29.088 cu in/cylinder / 29.088 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio4.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp at 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.9 kW / 16.0 hp / 16.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output10.4 kW/l / 0.229 bhp/cu in / 0.229 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.26

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed80 km/h / 50 mph / 50 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio23.1 kW/ton / 17.5 bhp/ton / 17.5 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 11/40

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