1936 Mercedes-Benz W25E

The W25E was distinctly different for the 1936 season. The wheelbase was shortened, bodywork revised with very high final drive ratio. The car’s low top speed was a result of the 3.40 final drive. With different gearing the car could achiveve speeds above 300 kph.

In Detail

tags silver arrow, golden era
submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at Stuttgart, Germany
engine M25E Inline-8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Supercharged
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 4740 cc / 289.3 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke 102 mm / 4.02 in
compression 7.4:1
power 368.4 kw / 494 bhp @ 5800 rpm
specific output 104.22 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 583.23 bhp per tonne
redline 6800
body / frame Aluminum over U-Section Pressed Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
front tires 5.5×19
rear tires 7.0×19
front brakes Light -Alloy Drums w/Hydrualic Assist
rear brakes Light -Alloy Drums w/Hydrualic Assist
steering Worm & Nut
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Hydrualic Shock Absorbers
r suspension De Dion Axle w/Springs, Hydrualic Shock Absorbers
curb weight 847 kg / 1867 lbs
wheelbase 2460 mm / 96.9 in
front track 1473 mm / 58.0 in
rear track 1412 mm / 55.6 in
length 4040 mm / 159.1 in
width 1770 mm / 69.7 in
height 1160 mm / 45.7 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.00:1, 1.37:1, 1.14:1, 1.00:1, 0.80:1
final drive 3.4:1
top speed ~184 kph / 114.3 mph