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  Mercedes-Benz W154
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1938 - 1939
Numbers built:16
Predecessor:Mercedes-Benz W125
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 21, 2009
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Engine
Configuration M163 60º V12
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Weight 253 kilo / 557.8 lbs
Construction forged-steel block and head
Displacement 2,962 cc / 180.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 67.0 mm (2.6 in) / 70.0 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 7.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Mercedes Carburettors
Aspiration Two Stage Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 483 bhp / 360 KW @ 7,800 rpm
Torque 490 Nm / 361 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 163 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on a nickel-chrome molybdenum oval tube frame
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, longitudinal torsion bars, hydraulic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 980 kilo / 2,161 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,600 mm (181.1 in) / 1,850 mm (72.8 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,720 mm (107.1 in) / 1,470 mm (57.9 in) / 1,470 mm (57.9 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.49 bhp / kg
Top Speed 309 km/h (192 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1938 Tripoli Grand Prix (Hermann Lang in 2)
1938 French Grand Prix (Manfred von Brauchitsch in 4)
1938 German Grand Prix (Richard Seaman in 7)
1938 Coppa Ciano (Hermann Lang in 9)
1938 Coppa Acerbo (Rudolf Caracciola in 8)
1938 Swiss Grand Prix (Rudolf Caracciola in 14)
1939 Pau Grand Prix (Hermann Lang in 7)
1939 Eifelrennen (Hermann Lang in 7)
1939 Belgian Grand Prix (Hermann Lang in 7)
1939 German Grand Prix (Rudolf Caracciola in 10)
1939 Swiss Grand Prix (Hermann Lang in 7)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Automobile Historique (Issue 6)
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