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1913 Mercedes 28/60 PS

1913 Mercedes 28/60 PS

1913 Mercedes 28/60 PS

In 1913, Mercedes updated their mid-range 7.2-liter cars to have 60 HP at 1300rpm. These were the largest cars to use a drive shaft system as the 9.0-liter flagship models were all chain-driven.

The 28/60 PS was included with the “cardan cars” that were named in honor of Gerolamo Cardano’s theories and the universal joint which made the drive shaft possible.

Also known as the 60HP, the 28/60 PS was a mid-range Mercedes that was only one step below the flagship 9.0-liter, 6-cylinder cars. Many were used by dignitaries and the model was regarded with high esteem after Mercedes won the French Grand Prix.

Some 7.2-liter cars were ordered on occasion with with chain-drive if the car was going to subject to rougher roads.

In Detail

tags 60hp
submitted by Official Galleries
type Series Production Car
engine Inline-4
position Front, Longitudinal
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain Side Valves
displacement 7240 cc / 441.81 in³
power 37.3 kw / 50 bhp @ 1200 rpm
specific output 6.91 bhp per litre
body / frame Body over Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
front brakes None
f suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
wheelbase 135 mm / 5.3 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual