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Mercedes-Benz 170 W15

Mercedes-Benz W15

The Mercedes-Benz W15 is a car made by made from 1931 to with a few sales continuing the first few months of 1937. known in retrospect by its internal number as the Mercedes-Benz W15, it is one of cars from the manufacturer was known in its own time as the Mercedes-Benz

The car has been seen as the most new model at the Paris Motor in October 1931. It was also the significant creation of Hans the manufacturer’s high profile Director who had taken over the from Ferdinand Porsche at the of 1929. [ 1 ]

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With the economy reeling from the successive shocks that followed the Street crash. Hans the manufacturer’s Technical Director of the 170 as a compact light-weight car. had by now become known as a manufacturer of expensive cars that to grow larger and less with each upgrade: the 170 of represented a conscious strategy of the range down market, a that they would with the 190 in 1982 and again the A-Class in 1997.

The 170 in bare chassis form, as to a coach builder or the body weighed 750 kg (1,653 lb). a conventional coupé or sedan/saloon added, the car weighed between kg (2,315 lb) and 1,200 kg (2,646 with a laden weight of 1,455 kg (3,208 lb). [ 2 ]

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The 170 was the first Mercedes all-round independent suspension. was no full width axle at the the wheels being suspended two transverse leaf springs. At the there were two half The suspension lay-out, which unsprung mass and provided a level of stability, was subsequently across the entire Mercedes-Benz giving the cars a quality of and safety that competitors the then common combination of axles and leaf springing not match. [ 3 ]

The brakes, controlled via oil pressure, on all four wheels. An ignition lock was an anti-theft device was incorporated as a standard feature.


both the innovative suspension and the chassis might have seen as a gamble in 1931, dependability and quality were in the fact that they unchanged throughout the car’s run. [ 1 ]

Engine [ edit ]

The car was by a six cylinder 1,692 cc engine: [ 4 ] power was set at 32 PS at 3,200 rpm. The featured central lubrication and the cooling system for the engine both a pump and a thermostat. was transmitted to the rear wheels via was in effect a four speed transmission, on which the top gear as a form of overdrive. Third used the 1 : 1 ratio conventionally by a top gear, and there was a fourth with a ratio of 1 : 0.73. economy was quoted as 11 litres per 100 (26 mpg -imp ; 21 mpg -US ) and top speed 90 km/h (56 which combined to represent a level of performance in the passenger car of that time.

Mercedes-Benz 170 W15

Body options [ edit ]

At its launch the car was offered in bare form (for customers to purchase a car body from a builder) at a manufacturer’s recommended of 3,800 Marks. a four Limousine (sedan/saloon) for 4,400 or as a Cabriolet for 5,575 Marks. [ 2 ] differently configured cabriolets, a roadster and, for military a Kübelwagen were added to was, by 1934, an unusually a range of standard body offered.

Initially any substantial item of would need to be fastened to a on the outside of the car at the back. In 1934 the for the two mainstays of the range, the four sedan/saloon and the Cabriolet C received new streamlined bodies and sloping which now incorporate an internal compartment. 1934 also saw for the time a two door Limousine closely resembling the four equivalent, apart from the of doors. The more streamlined of the 170 saloon in 1934 also the shape of the car’s successor. the streamlined form was better to the longer 2,845 mm (112.0 in) of the later car than the 2,600 mm in) wheelbase on which the W15 170 sat throughout its [ 1 ]

Light van [ edit ]

At the start of the Mercedes-Benz Kastenwagen (light Typ L 300 joined the range. It shared the underpinnings of the 170 and could carry a weighing up to 300 kg — hence the

Commercial [ edit ]

In a period of crisis and shrinking incomes, the 170 and its van enabled Daimler-Benz- AG, a company known only for big expensive to survive. The modern independent lay-out and hydraulic brakes a comfortable and safe driving Between 1931 and 1936 the produced 13,775 of the cars. The annual production total of was achieved in 1932, early in the career, suggesting the Mercedes had understood the German auto-market which at this time the entire production was sold. was a particularly poor year, so the 170’s sales in that represented more than 10% of passenger car sales. Thereafter the auto-market bounced back as employment recovered, other attracted customers with lighter cars and the government, in abolished annual car tax, so the 3,030 cars produced 1935 which was the W15 170’s full year of production a market share of less 2%. [ 1 ]

The 170 continued to be offered until when it was replaced by the four 170V. It also provided of the chassis-architecture for more powerful models such as the 200 model of and its successors.

Mercedes-Benz 170 W15
Mercedes-Benz 170 W15
Mercedes-Benz 170 W15
Mercedes-Benz 170 W15

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