1901 Mercedes 35HP Phaeton


1901 Mercedes 35HP Phaeton

1901 Mercedes 35HP Phaeton

The Phaeton was the passenger car version of the first 35HP Race-Car which won many French racing events. This is probably one of the first race cars that was adapted for road use. Also during the same period, Mercedes developed a 12/16HP model along with the cheapest, 8/11HP model.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineInline-4
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrain2 Valves per Cyl
displacement5913 cc / 360.8 in³
bore116 mm / 4.57 in
stroke140 mm / 5.51 in
power26.1 kw / 35 bhp @ 950 rpm
specific output5.92 bhp per litre
bhp/weight29.17 bhp per tonne
body / frameSteel Panels over Pressed-Steel Frame
driven wheelsRWD
front tires910 x 90
rear tires1020 x 120
front brakesNone
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesDrive Shaft Brake Band
r brake sizemm / in
steeringWorm & Nut
f suspensionRigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs
r suspensionRigid-Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs
curb weight1200 kg / 2646 lbs
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~70 kph / 43.5 mph