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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1953
Numbers built:one-off
Internal name:W194
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 19, 2010
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Engine
Configuration M 198 Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Weight 256 kilo / 564.4 lbs
Construction cast-iron block, light alloy head
Displacement 2,996 cc / 182.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 88.0 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 8.6:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Direct Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 215 bhp / 160 KW @ 5,800 rpm
Torque 275 Nm / 203 ft lbs @ 4,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 72 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension swing axles, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering recirculating ball
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,035 kilo / 2,282 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,100 mm (161.4 in) / 1,790 mm (70.5 in) / 1,265 mm (49.8 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in) / 1,345 mm (53 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.21 bhp / kg
Top Speed 260 km/h (162 mph)

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