1954 1955 MercedesBenz W196 Images Specifications and Information

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Mercedes-Benz W196

Shortly after the end of World War motor racing was understandably not a for Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to the amazing turn around of the country, the manufacturer could return to sooner than most Their first effort was in the 1950s with the production car 300 SL, which took a win in the 24 Hours of Le in 1952. Everybody knew it was a matter of time when would return to Grand racing. There they did to live up to impossibly high as in the past they did not only but also won at their returns to the in 1914 and 1934. Exactly years later Mercedes-Benz GP racing with the W196 and did not disappoint. There was a more reason for Mercedes-Benz to kick off Grand Prix program in as it was the first year of the new 2.5 litre 1 regulations. This meant all active manufacturers also had to with a clean sheet, them less of an

advantage over newcomers.

In the past the Mercedes-Benz racing were not only the fastest, but the most technologically advanced; a of the company’s advanced technical The W196, especially its straight engine fitted right that pattern. Considering the small displacement of 2.5 litres, the engineers’ choice for the long eight engine was quite Like the great 1930s Romeo ‘eight’, the M 196 R was built up of two of four cylinders with the overhead camshafts driven the heart of the engine. This meant the camshafts needed to be half the length of the engine, them from flexing heavy loads. The valvetrain was a lot less conventional as it used system, which uses the to both open and close the Not needing fragile springs to the valves meant the engine rev considerably higher. A real was the Bosch developed direct Injection system, which had been used successfully on the 300 SL cars. The exceptionally advanced produced 257 bhp at its debut and continuous saw that power hiked a

year to 290 bhp at an impressive 8500

Also carried over the 300 SL was the space-frame chassis, which of a large number of small tubes. It was a new approach to building which combined light with exceptional rigidity.

Mercedes-Benz W196

was by dual wishbones and torsion at the front and swing axles torsion bars at the rear. The drum brakes were inboard both front and to reduce unsprung weight and handling. To make sure the were cooled properly the drums were equipped fins for the so-called ‘Turbo-cooling’. To the center of gravity and the frontal the straight eight engine was 37° on its side. Like the camshaft the power take-off from the was at the centre of the engine. Power was fed a sub-shaft and a prop-shaft to the five gearbox, which was mounted in with the differential. Sparing no the engineers developed a variety of specific versions of the W196 three wheelbases and two body Harking back at late practice an all enveloping low-drag

body was created for high tracks. For the more technical a more conventional open-wheel was fitted.

Mercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196

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