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Daimler DB 18

(1939 model)

Brief specs of 1939 Daimler DB 18

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2522 cm3 / 153.9 cu in / 153.9 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 122 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DaimlerIssued from1939
ModelDB 18Issued until
SerieDBNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDaimlerCountryDE,UK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4572 mm / 180.0 in / 180.0 inTotal (curb) weight1650 kg / 3638 lb / 3638 lb
Width1638 mm / 64.5 in / 64.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
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 ManufacturerDaimlerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore69.6 mm / 2.74 in / 2.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke110.5 mm / 4.35 in / 4.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.63
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement2522 cm3 / 153.9 cu in / 153.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity420.33 cm3/cylinder / 25.650 cu in/cylinder / 25.650 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.3 kW / 12.5 hp / 12.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.7 kW/l / 0.455 bhp/cu in / 0.455 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)17.90 s / 17.90 s / 17.90 sTop (maximal) speed122 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio42.4 kW/ton / 32.1 bhp/ton / 32.1 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil 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 Daimler DB 18

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