1938 1939 MercedesBenz W154 Images Specifications and Information

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Mercedes-Benz W154

Shortly after the first were held organizers rules and regulations to create a level playing field and to things relatively safe. In light the rules setup for Prix racing from to 1936 made little The main element was a maximum of 750 kg, leaving the rest to the imagination of the talented designers. Not surprisingly lead to hugely powerful bolted on flimsy frames; unsafe by any measure. To add insult to the manufacturers could not agree on new for 1937 so the madness continued for season. Mercedes-Benz dominated year with the W125, featured a 592 bhp engine and little to no in case of an accident. Some finally returned in 1938 a minimum weight linked to a displacement (3 litre supercharged or 4.5 Naturally Aspirated) was agreed

A quick calculation in the Mercedes-Benz office revealed that a engine would be most In many ways the new for 1938 was a development of the W125, which was developed with the new regulations in The unusually stiff nickel-chrome tubular ladder frame was carried over. The biggest was the shorter wheelbase of the new car made by the use of a smaller engine. What remained was the ground-breaking DeDion suspension. It combined the benefits of suspension without the dangerous effects of the swing axles by most competitors. Up front the was suspended by double wishbones, longitudinal torsion bars. the maximum weight was discarded, saving was still a top priority, so chassis parts were to add lightness.

Mercedes-Benz W154

Carefully considering their the engineers at Mercedes-Benz eventually for a brand new three-litre V12 engine. bank was constructed from two of three cylinders. The highly heads featured four per cylinder. At the nose of the engine two Supercharger were fitted. a Fuel Injection system was the engines were fitted tried and trusted Carburetors. problems forced the team to fit cams on the first outings. In tune the ‘M154’ engine a commendable 425 bhp and towards the end of the year an 475 bhp was available. The engine was mounted in the chassis, so the prop-shaft could run the driver. The whole package was wrapped in an aluminium skin was very reminiscent of the W125

The Mercedes-Benz works team was to in just nine races in but they built no fewer 14 new chassis and 19 engines. The W154 was by Rudolf Caracciola, Manfred von and Hermann Lang. Halfway the season the three Germans joined by British talent Seaman. There was a small when a Naturally Aspirated beat the new ‘Silver Arrows’ at the opening Grand Prix at After that it was business as with the W154 taking six in the following eight races. All drivers shared in the honours and ended the season in the top four on the table of the European Championship. scored the most points of all and was champion. The only blemish on the was the cancellation of the trip to the Indy 500 due to problems; the 500 mile was very in the season.

Mercedes-Benz W154
Mercedes-Benz W154
Mercedes-Benz W154
Mercedes-Benz W154

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