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Mercedes-Benz 260D W138

1936 Mercedes-Benz 260 D

World’s series-production car with a diesel

Fifty-years after Carl invented the petrol-powered automobile, the W 138 260 D was presented at the 1936 International and Automobile exhibition in Berlin. It was a car powered by a 2.6-litre OM 138 four-cylinder with the Mercedes-Benz pre-chamber and Bosch injection pump, developed 33 kW at 3200 rpm.

The 260 D was remarkably efficient too, just 9.5 litres of diesel per 100 which meant a full provided for a range of 400 kilometres. The was increased to 500 kilometres on a single after modifications to the 1937 260 D.

Such fuel economy was even in 1936, especially if you in the taxi business. For holders of a transport licence, diesel cost just 17 Pfennigs per or less than half the cost of petrol – so the 260 D became the of choice for the emerging taxi across Germany.

Mercedes-Benz also released a Pullman saloon car from the of 260 D production, which became a with taxi companies, private buyers also a liking to this and other of the model due to the economical nature of the

The upgraded 1937 car was more a of the 260 D, with a new radiator grille and headlight housings. There also two 6/7 seat Pullman which were now given a luxury treatment.

Other interesting modifications to the 260D included a wider and the front and rear, as well as a 50-litre tank, which was moved from the engine to the rear of the car.

Mercedes-Benz 260D W138

Further were made on the 1938 which got a fully synchronised transmission, wider wheels and and dual-action shock absorbers at the

Cold starts in the thick of would also prove with the introduction of electrically glow plugs on the 1938

The 260 D was a major success story for with no less than units produced from to 1940. For private buyers and alike, it became the long king – as there was still in service during the 1950s.

the years Mercedes-Benz has continued to the development of the diesel powerplant innovations, which included the five-cylinder diesel car in the 240 D 3.0 in 1974 and the of common-rail injection with C 220 CDI in 1997.

More recent innovations in the diesel powertrains have with the Blue-TEC emissions in the E 320 BlueTEC in 2006 and the highly E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID for a 2011

Mercedes-Benz 260D W138
Mercedes-Benz 260D W138
Mercedes-Benz 260D W138
Mercedes-Benz 260D W138
Mercedes-Benz 260D W138

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