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  Mercedes 18/100 Grand Prix
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1914
Numbers built:6
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 01, 2014
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Engine
Configuration M 93654 Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction steel block and head
Displacement 4,483 cc / 273.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 93.0 mm (3.7 in) / 165.0 mm (6.5 in)
Compression 5.4:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Mercedes Carburettor
Ignition Quadruple spark
Lubrication Wet sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 105 bhp / 78 KW @ 3,100 rpm
Torque 283 Nm / 209 ft lbs @ 2,000 rpm
Red Line 3,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 23 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium panels and belly-pan
Chassis pressed-steel ladder frame with cross-member
Front suspension solid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes rear drum brakes
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,082 kilo / 2,385 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,100 mm (161.4 in) / 1,700 mm (66.9 in) / 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,845 mm (112 in) / 1,330 mm (52.4 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.1 bhp / kg
Top Speed 180 km/h (112 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1914 French Grand Prix (Christian Lautenschlager in 15364)
1915 Indy 500 (Ralph DePalma)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Classic Racing Cars, by Cyril Posthumus
  • Classic Grand Prix Cars, by Karl Ludvigsen
  • Real Wolves in Sheep's Clothing, by George F. Wingard
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