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  Mercedes-Benz W25 Avus Streamliner
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1937
Numbers built:2
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 21, 2009
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Engine
Configuration MD 25 DAB 60º V12
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Weight 300 kilo / 661.4 lbs
Construction forged-steel block and head
Displacement 5,577 cc / 340.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 62.0 mm (2.4 in) / 88.0 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 7.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Carburettors
Aspiration Twin Roots-Type Superchargers
Power 736 bhp / 549 KW @ 5,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 132 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on box-section steel frame
Front suspension double wishbones, bell-crank actuated horizontal coil springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, longitudinal torsion bar springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes Lockheed hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,216 kilo / 2,681 lbs
Length / Width / Height 6,300 mm (248 in) / 1,850 mm (72.8 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,725 mm (107.3 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in) / 1,412 mm (55.6 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.61 bhp / kg
Top Speed 362 km/h (225 mph)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Grand Prix Car, by Laurence Pomeroy
  • Classic Racing Cars, by Cyril Posthumus
  • Classic Grand Prix Cars, by Karl Ludvigsen
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