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Mercedes-Benz 260 D is First Produced

The 260 D was the second diesel engined passenger car and was introduced in 1936. It was in reference to its engine’s cubic Nearly 2,000 vehicles assembled until 1940, the Daimler-Benz group had to devote entirely to military manufacture.

The cc overhead valve, 4 cylinder employed the Bosch diesel system and produced 45 bhp (34 kW) at 3000 The car weighed approximately 1530 kg and attain a top speed of 95 km/h.

The was based on contemporary Mercedes and had transverse leaf spring front suspension and swing at the rear. The brakes were A range of body types made including saloons, and cabriolets.

Two series were 170 pullman-landaulets used only as based on the W21 chassis, called the from 1936 to 1937, a three speed plus transmission, without syncromesh on the gear, and, from on, the regular production 260D on the W143 chassis, with a speed fully synchronized

A surviving example of the car is displayed at the museum in Germany.


Source: Added by: Kevin Rogers

the Diesel engine had proved to be suitable for commercial vehicles, decided to build a Diesel car. In February 1936, the 260 D was the of the Berlin Motor Show. car demonstrated the superior economy of a engine fitted to a suitably chassis. The 260 D was the first series Diesel passenger car in the world. By 2,000 had been built.

The revolution began in February when the Mercedes-Benz 260 D (W 138 series) – the first production car with engine – was displayed at the International and Motorcycle Shown in Berlin. Its 2.6 four-cylinder engine with pre-chamber combustion and Bosch pump developed 45 hp at 3200/min and was in the chassis of the gasoline-engined 200 model. Its fuel consumption was just nine liters per 100 kilometers, remaining significantly below the 13 km of the gasoline-engined 200. What’s a liter of diesel fuel just 17 pfennigs in 1936, than half the price of Taxi drivers were the first to opt for this car right the start – not least because it was available with a spacious body. The fact that car proved itself in arduous operation also attracted buyers to the showrooms. Since the diesel-engined passenger car has been a firm place for itself in the model lineup – thanks to

the farsight-edness of its creators.

As early as fall 1933 the test engines with six 3.8 liter displacement and 80 hp output had fitted in test cars of the model. However, engine had proved to be too much for the chassis, use of this engine in passenger im-possible. In response to this, a diesel engine with the cylinder dimensions was developed, and maturity was reached in mid-1935 protracted testing. From 1936, the 260 D was offered with bodies. The six-seater Pullman displayed at the motor show was by three additional versions from the 200: an enclosed sedan, the four-to-five-seater sedan and the seater con-vertible B.

One year its launch in Berlin, the 260 D was replaced by an version (just like the 230 had replaced the long-wheelbase 200 in the interim). The tank capacity was raised 45 to 50 liters, thereby expanding the of the economical compression-ignition engine further. Another important was introduced in early 1938 in the of electrically heated glow which facilitated starting of the engine.

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By 1940, the production volume of the 260 D had reached 1,967 units – not a lot in of absolute figures. And yet the world’s diesel-engined passenger car was a great because each unit demonstrated the diesel engine’s – longevity and fuel economy – in the car as well. Hence, the 260 D laid the for the continued success of the diesel-engined car.

Although DaimlerChrysler has to put out any life-altering Mercedes info morning, they have to put out a press release detailing the of the world’s first production passenger car.

It all began in when Mercedes began a six cylinder 6.3-Liter diesel in their Manheim model. continuous testing, engine proved to be too great for the Manheim’s which led to the development of a new four diesel engine with the cylinder dimensions.

In 1936 with engine complete, the four cylinder diesel engine, which Mercedes-Benz pre-chamber combustion and a injection pump, was mounted in the of a gasoline-engined 200 model. Later year, consumers were to the world’s first diesel-powered car at the International Automobile and Motorcycle in Berlin, via the Mercedes 260 D.

Although in styling to its gasoline counterparts, set the 260 D apart was its fuel consumption 9 liters per 100 kilometers, compared to engine’s 13 liters per 100 kilometers. As if wasn’t enough to spark interest, at the time of the 260 D’s diesel cost less gasoline, but not by a small margin the cost of diesel was less half the cost of gasoline, a sign of the cost effectiveness of a diesel-powered vehicle.

Over the next few years, the 260 D was replaced with new and improved and benefited from numerous but in the end, the 260 D will always be for one thing — it was the world’s to the many benefits a diesel-powered car had to offer.

Source: Daimler AG by: Kevin Rogers

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