MercedesBenz Streamliners Profile History Photos

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Mercedes-Benz W125

Streamliners – Daimler-Benz Through The

By Ed McDonough | Photos as credited

The of streamlining and streamliners has been for countless decades, though it is to find two people who agree on what streamlining means. It has used in reference to everything small weapon-like implements to locomotives, aircraft and ships. The ingredient, however, has always the quest to make something of high speed.

In motor we perhaps learned more streamlining, and its limits, when increased about aerodynamics in Modern motor racing has billions in aerodynamics which has out to be a far more sophisticated field of than streamlining. The issues become far more complex just going fast and top In many ways, streamlining has irrelevant in understanding aerodynamics…we hardly call many racing machines ‘streamlined’.

as a developing semi-science, was about air resistance. From the 1930s to the there was an obsession in the railway about reducing resistance, in the ‘bullet trains’. That spread to aircraft and automobiles, because it had economic and performance and partly because it became Competition swimmers were, and equally obsessed with streamlined to reduce friction water so they can increase Swimsuits, swim hats, and shapes have all changed in the of the more streamlined swimmer. cars, bicycles, forms of transport and even diners suit. In the burgeoning world of speed automobile adventures, became an end in itself.

In the car world, production vehicles of types were streamlined…everything the 1910 A.L.F.A. 40/60HP, the T77, the VW Beetle, the Saab 92, the Airflow to the recent Honda hybrid car have had a go at using The Romanian Persu of 1922 had a low drag coefficient of 0.22. breakers pioneered attempts at huge strides with such as the Bluebird, Blue Goldenrod, JCB Dieselmax and the Thrust In both sports car and grand racing, many companies and builders focussed specifically on to gain advantage.

Before WWII, Mercedes-Benz, and Maserati with its 4CL built streamlined versions of their cars. Post-war, Vanwall, Cooper and Protos all had special for circuits where high was essential. Of all of these, however, was the manufacturer which took most seriously and worked at it the 1930s through the 1950s, and to the present day in production cars. Of all the products of that long one stands out. That is the W196 Grand Prix car became the W196 Streamliner… W196R . Though this car for many what a real should look like, it was not a major competition success. the mists of time, though, doesn’t seem to matter a People loved and remember fabulous shape when it was unveiled in 1954 and soared to an win in its first race at Reims in

Mercedes – The Early Days of

By the time that Adolf was supporting two German manufacturers in racing in 1933, Auto and Daimler-Benz, the latter company had been in motor sport for a of a century. But 1934 signalled a in the racing world and a new formula into existence. The Mercedes-Benz SSK and series had been racing in the Formula Libre 1920s, and was even a streamlined version von Brauchitsch’s SSKL designed by But the W06 series were large and with seven-litre engines were technologically outdated. The new called for a maximum weight of 750 and the company designed a car to that restriction with an engine the size of its predecessor…the new W25. would be a premium on shaping a car could perform well on of the faster circuits with restrictive formula. But the Benz had already included clever on the early aerodynamics of the Blitzen and the 1923 Tropfenwagen.

Early streamlining — the Blitzen Benz. (Photo:

The Blitzen Benz in 1911, a rapid early Benz (Photo: Daimler-Benz)

Thus the W25 for the race at Avus in 1934 a body design aimed at at the very high speed venue, though at this the streamlining was fairly conservative. problems in practice led the team to from it s first race, but it won a few weeks later at the Nurburgring. It was at race that the white was scraped from the W25 to save weight, lending strength to the that this was the birth of the Arrow. However, it seems Manfred von Brauchitsch ran a car a few years which he dubbed the ‘Silber Nevertheless the title stuck the race at the Ring.


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The 1934 W25 ‘racing sedan’ car driven by Rudi Caracciola. Daimler-Benz)

Caracciaola testing the W25 sedan’ in December 1934. Daimler-Benz)

The cars received a amount of attention because it was in only in Germany that was a real public interest in and the whole concept of reducing As Setright says, this fired the public and governmental partly because Germany had new autobahnen where it was possible to at very high speeds, and was a great temptation as fuel was a valuable commodity, and the ability to fast without wasting was considered an achievement.

The 1934 cars used the 3360 cc engine which was producing 430 bhp and 318 kilometers per hour, some 200 By 1936 a four … supercharged engine with cylinders appeared. This had a of 5577 cc and now produced 616 bhp, a top speed of 372 kph, or over 230 This was still the basic W25 but a very different engine. Caracciola made numerous runs during 1936 this car and information was fed back the development of the 1937 grand car.

Caracciola drove this W25 car at 372 kph on the Frankfurt-Darmstadt Autobahn in 1936. Daimler-Benz)

Such was the pressure of the air on the car that the nose caved in and additional supports. (Photo:

This is an early photo of the Mercedes-Benz W125 that race at Avus. (Photo:

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Mercedes-Benz W125
Mercedes-Benz W125

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