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  Mercedes-Benz W165
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1939
Numbers built:4
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 07, 2011
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Engine
Configuration M165 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Weight 195 kilo / 429.9 lbs
Construction steel block and head
Displacement 1,495 cc / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 64.0 mm (2.5 in) / 58.0 mm (2.3 in)
Compression 6.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex Carburettors
Aspiration Two Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 256 bhp / 191 KW @ 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 171 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel oval-tube frame with 5 cross-members
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 700 kilo / 1,543 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,680 mm (144.9 in) / 1,510 mm (59.4 in) / 850 mm (33.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,450 mm (96.5 in) / 1,340 mm (52.8 in) / 1,280 mm (50.4 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.37 bhp / kg
Top Speed 272 km/h (169 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1939 Tripoli Grand Prix (Hermann Lang in 449547/2)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Classic & Sports Car (September, 1995)
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