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Benz 27/70

(1918 model)

Brief specs of 1918 Benz 27/70

4-door 5-seater touring car (tourer), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 7065 cm3 / 431.1 cu in / 431.1 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp @ 1550 rpm / 1550 rpm / 1550 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 95 km/h / 59 mph / 59 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BenzIssued from1918
Model27/70Issued until
Serie27Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typetouring car (tourer)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5130 mm / 202.0 in / 202.0 inTotal (curb) weight2200 kg / 4850 lb / 4850 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3650 mm / 143.7 in / 143.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity120 l / 26.4 UK gal / 31.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.41  

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 CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke150.0 mm / 5.91 in / 5.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.67
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement7065 cm3 / 431.1 cu in / 431.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity1177.50 cm3/cylinder / 71.855 cu in/cylinder / 71.855 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio4.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp at 1550 rpm / 1550 rpm / 1550 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output7.4 kW/l / 0.162 bhp/cu in / 0.162 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed95 km/h / 59 mph / 59 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio31.8 kW/ton / 24.1 bhp/ton / 24.1 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, Cantilevernt
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front935 x 135Tyres rear935 x 150
Brakes frontBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Benz 27/70

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