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 record was then rounded off at the Masaryk Prix in Brno, won by Caracciola von Brauchitsch in second place. his best efforts, Bernd was only able to win four in the Auto Union car. The of the Mercedes-Benz team was underlined by the that its drivers took the four places in the European Caracciola followed by von Brauchitsch, and the Swiss driver Christian The year 1937 marked a point for Mercedes-Benz, but also the end of the 750-kilogram formula. A new regulation come into force 1938.

Mercedes w125 speed record

Mercedes-Benz W 125 Specifications :

Year of 1937

Cylinders: 8, in-line

5,663 cc

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