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Maybach DS8 Zeppelin

(1930 model)

Brief specs of 1930 Maybach DS8 Zeppelin

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7922 cm3 / 483.4 cu in / 483.4 cu in, 149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MaybachIssued from1930
ModelDS8 ZeppelinIssued until
SerieDS8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDaimlerCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5520 mm / 217.3 in / 217.3 inTotal (curb) weight2800 kg / 6173 lb / 6173 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3735 mm / 147.0 in / 147.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.48  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.94 m2 / 31.6 sq ft / 31.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeDS 8Total number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (60.0° vee)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMaybachValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supply2 So carbsEngine displacement7922 cm3 / 483.4 cu in / 483.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings8Unitary capacity660.17 cm3/cylinder / 40.286 cu in/cylinder / 40.286 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.6 kW / 80.0 hp / 80.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output18.8 kW/l / 0.414 bhp/cu in / 0.414 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio71.4 kW/ton / 54.1 bhp/ton / 54.1 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
Steeringworm & nutSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front7.5 x 20Wheels rear7.5 x 20
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Maybach DS8 Zeppelin

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