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Mercedes-Benz 500 K

(1940 model)

Brief specs of 1940 Mercedes-Benz 500 K

2-door, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 5401 cm3 / 329.6 cu in / 329.6 cu in, 132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, 431.0 N·m / 317.9 lb·ft / 317.9 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1940
Model500 KIssued until
Serie500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5780 l / 204.12 cu ft / 204.12 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5160 mm / 203.1 in / 203.1 inTotal (curb) weight2406 kg / 5304 lb / 5304 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3300 mm / 129.9 in / 129.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance210 mm / 8.3 in / 8.3 inFuel capacity120 l / 26.4 UK gal / 31.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.47 m2 / 26.6 sq ft / 26.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.0 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.79
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5401 cm3 / 329.6 cu in / 329.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity675.12 cm3/cylinder / 41.198 cu in/cylinder / 41.198 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio5.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 hp at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque431.0 N·m / 317.9 lb·ft / 317.9 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.8 kW / 70.8 hp / 70.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.4 kW/l / 0.537 bhp/cu in / 0.537 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque79.8 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio74.6 kW/ton / 56.5 bhp/ton / 56.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 500 K

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