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Mercedes W125 1937

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Mercedes W125 1937

The 1937 was dominated by the new Mercedes W 125 an eight-cylinder engine and mechanical which produced a top performance of 600 hp (441 kW) from a displacement of 5.6 The W 125 was designed by a young engineer, 30 years of age, who had been put in of the newly created racing in the middle of 1936: Rudolf He not only developed new design but also tested the racing himself he was a talented driver and just as fast as the drivers who officially on the payroll. Thanks to Mercedes-Benz was once again to take its place at the forefront of motor racing. Uhlenhaut was a man who on delivering detailed technical For the first time on a Silver the supercharger was fitted downstream of the with the effect that the was actually compressing the final This in-line eight-cylinder represents the most advanced of development reached by the Grand engine that had been in since 1934.

The backbone of the vehicle was formed by an robust tubular frame out of a special steel alloy and by its four cross-members and elliptical The wheels at the front were by double-wishbone steering with springs. At the back, a De Dion axle with lengthwise-mounted bar springs and hydraulic lever-type absorbers ensured constant Lateral control arms used to pass the acceleration and torque through to the chassis.

— Upside down for the suspension of the Mercedes W 125

After test drives on the Nürburgring Rudolf Uhlenhaut opted for a chassis design. He replaced the customary principle of hard and minimal damping with the opposite. The W 125 featured a soft-sprung with extremely long courses for the springs, complemented by a level of damping, so establishing the for Mercedes-Benz sports cars today. In exterior appearance it was similar to its predecessor. What the Mercedes W 125 unmistakable, however, the three cooling vents in its section. The W 125 had open wheels: the car was fitted with a streamlined for the very fast Avus on 30 May 1937.

Victory followed victory in the racing season: Hermann won the Tripoli Grand Prix as as the Avus race, on that in the aerodynamically optimised W 125. His speed in this race of km/h was not surpassed until In the Eifel race, Caracciola and von finished second and third while Caracciola won the German Prix, also ahead of von Manfred von Brauchitsch went on to win the Grand Prix, with and Christian Kautz as well as Zehender (5th) close him. At the Swiss Grand the winners’ podium was occupied by Lang, and von Brauchitsch, while in the Italian Grand Prix was by Caracciola ahead of Lang. The year was then rounded off at the

Masaryk Grand Prix in won by Caracciola with von Brauchitsch in place. Despite his best Bernd Rosemeyer was only to win four races in the Auto car. The superiority of the Mercedes-Benz was underlined by the fact that its took the first four in the European Championship: Caracciola by von Brauchitsch, Lang, and the Swiss Christian Kautz. The year marked a high point for but also brought the end of the 750-kilogram A new regulation would come force from 1938.

Mercedes-Benz W125

Mercedes-Benz W 125 Specifications :

Year of 1937

Cylinders: 8, in-line

Displacement: cc

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