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1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K pictures, specifications, and information

Coachwork: Zapon

Launched in the 380K was created to bridge the gap the 290 and 770 models. This particular car was fitted with a lightweight roadster body and raced by including drivers Manfred von and Luigi Fagioli. It was later with this hardtop-roadster It is the only 380K with combination of soft-top and removable

Two new – and very different – Mercedes were displayed at the Berlin Show in March 1934. One was the Mercedes-Benz’s first production car a rear-mounted four-cylinder engine developed 26 hp from a displacement of 1.3 The other was the 500 K, an imposing, elegant car wîth supercharged eight-cylinder wîth the supercharger engaged, it 160 hp from a displacement of 5,018 cc.

The 500 K was the to the 380 presented only one year and a descendant of the tremendously powerful, S, SS, SSK and SSKL sports cars – muscle cars, as we would them today, and virtually in motor sport.

The first 500 K – for Kompressor = supercharger, to distinguish it the 500 sedan without supercharger – had designed as an elegant two- or sports car wîth roadster and bodies tailored at the Daimler-Benz in Sindelfingen. With this the company bid farewell to the Roaring and the Big Four mentioned earlier. The had still had extremely firm wîth rigid axles and springs, i.e. hardly any at all, and their bodies plain and above all functional, not to say

The new supercharged Mercedes sports car to well-heeled buyers because it was not powerful but also more more comfortable and easier to than its predecessors – features in particular by the growing number of drivers.

Daimler-Benz had laid the for this type of car as early as by introducing the 380, the first sports car wîth swing It was the first car that pampered its wîth independent wheel the latter featured a sensational first, a double-wishbone front that combined wîth the swing axle introduced in the 170 as as 1931.

In this ground-breaking wheel location, springing and were for the first time from each other, a new level of precision in straightline In its essence, this front fitted like the rear wîth coil springs, has the design model for generations of throughout the world to this and it also featured in the 500 K, of course.

It was the customers’ craving for power, that prompted the replacement of the not exactly a lame duck its supercharged 140 hp, by the 500 K only one year The newcomer’s engine generated 160 hp the supercharger engaged; even the supercharger in action, it still had an output of 100 hp at 3400 rpm. on fuel quality, which greatly in those days, the ratio was between 1:5.5 and The fuel was apportioned to the cylinders by a double updraught carburetor. The engaged the double-vane Roots by depressing the accelerator pedal a pressure point.

With the of first gear, both the four-speed and the optional five-speed were synchronized. A single-plate dry linked the engine wîth the which transmitted engine to the rear wheels. The car rolled on wire-spoke wheels which as elegant as they were


All these features combined to a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour – a for sports cars in that day and The penalty was paid in the form of consumption: between 27 and 30 liters blown through the carburetor on 100 The 110-liter tank in the rear the car a decent radius of action.

To the individual wishes of the demanding three chassis variants available for the 500 K: two long versions a 3,290 millimeter wheelbase, in terms of powertrain and bodywork and a short version wîth millimeters.

The long variant, the normal chassis wîth the directly above the front served as the backbone for the four-seater ‘B’ (with four windows) and ‘C’ (with two windows) and, at a later also for touring cars and

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The roadsters, the two-seater cabriolet (with two side windows) and the streamlined Motorway Courier, the car wîth curved side and classified by the manufacturer as a sports were set up on a chassis on which engine, cockpit and all rearward were moved 185 millimeters from the front axle. configuration was a concession to the zeitgeist, a trick that created the impression of a particularly long and, therefore, the desired appeal.

The most ravishing model of species was the two-seater 500 K special launched in 1936, a masterpiece in of its styling, wîth inimitably and elegant lines. It has been onlookers wîth enthusiasm to day, reflecting, as it does, the of its day and age as well as the design perfection of the 500 K Its price tag – 28,000 Reichsmark – was marks above the average of ‘simpler’ models. People able to buy a generously furnished for that money.

The short-wheelbase was used only for a few two-seaters special bodies. On these the radiator was back right the front axle, and the models the designations 500 K sports roadster, cabriolet and sports coupe.

The 500 chassis complete wîth §teering had been adopted – in further refined form – the preceding 380: the new double-wishbone wîth coil springs at the and the double-joint swing axle complemented by double coil and additional transverse balancing – at the rear. The vacuum-boosted service acted hydraulically on all four the mechanical parking brake on the wheels. The chassis weighed as as 1,700 kilograms; the complete car the scales at 2,300 kilograms and the gross weight was around kilograms.

No matter what version of the 500 K you at, the elegance of its body sends into raptures even every single one had been its own, unparalleled personality by the coachbuilders in Sindelfingen. Only few opted for bodywork tailored by bodybuilders to their own wishes price lists quoted the as individual items), especially the Sindelfingers rose above in accommodating the customers’ special for instance for individual fender rear-end designs or interior Within two years, 342 units of the 500 K produced.

In response to the virtually craving for performance on the part of customers all over the world, the 500 K was in 1936 by the 540 K wîth supercharged 180 hp This model was sold to 319 enthusiasts.

The history of supercharged Mercedes-Benz goes back to World War II and has its in aeroengine production. Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft had mechanical air compressors which the engines and thereby compensated for the loss of aeroengines at higher ensuring their stable

The first Mercedes models supercharged engines were at the Berlin Motor Show in – between bicycles wîth engines and mini-cars. They quite a stir among experts. With the supercharger, an booster had been introduced from 1926, catapulted passenger, sports and racing into a new dimension of performance.

— Mercedes-Benz

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