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Mercedes-Benz 15/85 hp Type 380 S

(1929 model)

Brief specs of 1929 Mercedes-Benz 15/85 hp Type 380 S

4-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3823 cm3 / 233.3 cu in / 233.3 cu in, 62.6 kW / 83.9 hp / 83.9 hp @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 120 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1929
Model15/85 hp Type 380 SIssued until
Serie15Number made
Model familyW 10Body construction
Model codeW 19Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4900 mm / 192.9 in / 192.9 inTotal (curb) weight1840 kg / 4057 lb / 4057 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3200 mm / 126.0 in / 126.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1427 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1427 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.53  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.63 m2 / 28.3 sq ft / 28.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 19 IITotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.78
Fuel supply2 Solex MMOVS carburettorsEngine displacement3823 cm3 / 233.3 cu in / 233.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings9Unitary capacity477.88 cm3/cylinder / 29.162 cu in/cylinder / 29.162 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power62.6 kW / 83.9 hp / 83.9 hp at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.0 kW / 33.6 hp / 33.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output16.4 kW/l / 0.360 bhp/cu in / 0.360 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed120 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio45.6 kW/ton / 34.6 bhp/ton / 34.6 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 frontIndependent, Upper wishbone, Coil springsSuspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.50-18Tyres rear6.50-18
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 15/85 hp Type 380 S

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