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15/85 hp Type 380 S

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Image of Mercedes-Benz 15/85 hp Type 380 S
Model familyW 10
Model15/85 hp Type 380 S
Model codeW 19
Issued from1929
Issued until
Country of originDE
Number made
Body construction
Body designation


Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors4
Number of seats5
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase [mm / in / in]3200 / 126.0 / 126.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1427 / 56.2 / 56.2
Track rear [mm / in / in]1427 / 56.2 / 56.2
Length [mm / in / in]4900 / 192.9 / 192.9
Width [mm / in / in]1740 / 68.5 / 68.5
Height [mm / in / in]1780 / 70.1 / 70.1
Length/wheelbase ratio1.53
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1840 / 4057 / 4057
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]100 / 22.0 / 26.4


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


Engine CodeM 19 II
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-Benz
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings9
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]78.0 / 3.07 / 3.07
Stroke [mm / in / in]100.0 / 3.94 / 3.94
Bore/Stroke ratio0.78
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]3823 / 233.3 / 233.3
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]477.88 / 29.162 / 29.162
Compression ratio6.0
Fuel supply2 Solex MMOVS carburettors
Compressor typeN/A
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]62.6 / 83.9 / 83.9
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3200 / 3200 / 3200
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]25.0 / 33.6 / 33.6 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]16.4 / 0.360 / 0.360
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]


Transmission typemanual with overdrive
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.7
Final gear (drive) ratio5.11


Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]45.6 / 34.6 / 34.6
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]120 / 75 / 75
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]


Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & nut
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Upper wishbone, Coil springs
Suspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front6.50-18
Tyres rear6.50-18
Brakes frontdrum
Brakes reardrum
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]

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