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Mercedes-Benz 200 W21

Mercedes-Benz W21

Mercedes-Benz 200 W21 cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz W 21 was a six-cylinder passenger car in 1933 using the name Typ 200 . [ 1 ] It was one of several Mercedes-Benz models in its own time, as the Mercedes-Benz 200 (or sometimes, in case, as the Mercedes-Benz Typ(e) and is therefore in retrospect more referred to using its Mercedes-Benz number, “W21”.


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The car was available as a two- or Torpedo bodied “Tourenwagen”, a and (from 1935) two-door (sedan/saloon), a three- or four-seater or as a sporting two-seater. [ 2 ]

In 1934 a lengthened version of the car was its wheel base increased by 350 mm (14 in) to mm (120 in). Models on the longer wheelbase included a “Pullman-Limousine”, a “Pullman-Laundaulet”, a longer bodied “Tourenwagen”, a more 4-door “Limousine” (sedan/saloon) and different longer wheel Cabriolets listed respectively as the A”, the “Cabriolet B” and the “Cabriolet D”. [ 3 ]

Engine and gear [ edit ]

The side-valve engine had a capacity of 1,961 cc produced a claimed maximum of 40 PS (29 kW; 39 hp) at 3,200 rpm. The engine its 85 mm (3.3 in) piston stroke with the smaller 6-cylinder fitted in the manufacturer’s W15 model, but for the W21 the was increased by 5 mm (0.20 in) to 70 mm (2.8 The stated top speed was 98 km/h (61 for the standard length and 95 km/h (59 for the long bodied cars. passed to the rear wheels a four-speed manual transmission in the top gear was effectively an overdrive The top two ratios featured synchromesh. The operated on all four wheels via a linkage. [ 4 ]

During the model’s final Mercedes-Benz announced, in June the option of a more powerful cc 55 PS (40 kW; 54 hp) engine, which was seen as a response to criticism of the car’s performance in long bodied [ 1 ]

Mercedes-Benz 200 W21

Commercial [ edit ]

In terms of and performance the W21 represented considerable when compared to the its predecessor. and was at the same level although it was a little more simply and in form was a little smaller. The of a long-wheelbase version a year the introduction of the standard bodied car was in intended to address comments the W21 as originally launched was a little to be considered a full-size taxi. the standard-wheelbase model achieved of 9,281 cars during a run of slightly more than years, while the long-wheelbase achieved 6,341 cars a shorter production run of slightly two years. [ 5 ]

A notable success was the popularity of the six-seater Pullman-Limousine–bodied version for use as a (Taxi ). It was presumably simple when, in August 1934, announced a long-wheelbase-Pullman-bodied version of Opel 6. The cars were similar and even shared an 3,050 mm (120 in) wheelbase, the Opel was lighter, a little powerful and in terms of performance slightly faster. The biggest for the buyer was probably the one that when paying for the car. the least expensive of the longer-wheelbase 200s, the non-Pullman–bodied four-door was listed in 1934 at 5,700 while the Pullman-Limousine–bodied version at 6,550 Marks. The Pullman-Landaulet a cabriolet-style folding hood just the rear row of seats) or a (Opel) or “Tourenwagen” (Mercedes-Benz) but at level the prices quoted that Mercedes-Benz were a large price premium the taxi operators.

Sources and further reading [ ]

Werner Oswald: Mercedes-Benz 1886–1986 . Motorbuch-Verlag. Stuttgart ISBN 3-613-01133-6 .

Oswald, Werner (2001). Autos 1920-1945, Band 2 (in German). Motorbuch Verlag. 3-613-02170-6.

Mercedes-Benz 200 W21

Mercedes-Benz 200 W21
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