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Mercedes-Benz 130H W23

Rear-engine Mercedes-Benz

From to 1939, Daimler-Benz AG produced cars ( Mercedes-Benz 130 . 150 and 170 H ) with engine as well as a few prototypes. The numbers remained quite low for of these models, especially to the production of classical front-engine cars.

Development and prototypes [ edit ]

Tubular chassis and swing arns

At the beginning of the inspired by modern streamlined there were attempts to car engines from the forward to the rear of the car. Such a allows a reduction in the volume of the compartment. At the same time, the rear provides a lot of space and behind the rear axle. when engines are rear the drive shaft is eliminated. The famous such development was the Tatra cars under the of Hans Ledwinka .

Mercedes-Benz 130 (W23) [ edit ]

130 (1935)

The Mercedes-Benz 130H was a automobile built in Germany in the [ 1 ] It was presented in February 1934 at the Car Show.

Conceived by Hans chief engineer of Mercedes [ 1 ] the 130H was inspired by Edmund ‘s Tropfen-Auto . It followed on the -chassis Tropfenwagen racers, ran between 1923 and 1926. [ 2 ]

in 1931 by Nibel, it had the 1.3 liter [ 3 ] four-cylinder engine mounted at the hence the H, from German (rear), [ 1 ] With the fan between the coil springs, [ 4 ] it drove a with three forward plus a semi-automatic overdrive did not require the use of a clutch. [ 3 ] (A similar was adopted by Cord for the abortive 810 in [ 5 ] The backbone chassis owed to Hans Ledwinka. [ 3 ] and suspension was at all four corners. [ 3 ] Daimler-Benz put the in production in 1934. [ 1 ] Due to its suspension, [ 3 ] proved poor, [ 1 ] although adequate on German roads at the [ 3 ] while its ride quality was to anything in Germany. [ 3 ]

The motor had a power of 26 PS (19 kW) and was able to the small two-door sedan at a of 92 km/h. The synchronised four-speed (which would be called 3 + E by VW) is accommodated in front of the rear the balance being provided by springs. The front axle was with two transverse leaf

The car was sold as a sedan, an open-top or a convertible (with and without cover and without side each being fitted two doors. Due to its extreme unbalance (⅔ of the on the rear axle), the car had very handling. Because of the low sales the model was discontinued in 1936.

followed the 130H with a powerful 150H. with designed by Daimler ‘s Max [ 1 ]

Mercedes-Benz 130H W23

Mercedes-Benz 150 (W30) [ edit ]

The 150H was a prototype sports automobile built in Germany in the [ 1 ] It was derived in 1935 from the 130 only two seats and a more engine, with 1498 cc and a of 55 PS (40 kW). The top speed of the car was 125 km/h.

Conceived by Hans Nibel. engineer of Mercedes-Benz. [ 1 ] the 150H was by Edmund Rumpler ‘s . It followed on the Rumpler -chassis racers, which ran between and 1926, [ 2 ] and was based on the backbone of earlier 130H. [ 1 ]

Created in by Nibel and chassis engineer Max [ 1 ] the 150H was a two-seat sports [ 1 ] It featured transverse leaf front and coil -sprung axle rear suspension. A 1,498 cc (91.4 cu in ) OHC four-cylinder producing 55 hp (41 kW), was mounted in hence the H, from German (rear). [ 1 ] The radiator was behind above the transaxle. with a blower [ 1 ] (reminiscent of the VW Type 1 ) both radiator and carburetor. [ 1 ] The featured disc wheels, -style windshield, side-mounted (fastened with straps), and headlights, the third mounted at the lip of the above the bumper. [ 6 ]

The car was only offered as a Sport The gas tank, which in the case of the 130 was installed over the engine, was to the front compartment, and therefore was no room for luggage there. The of the 150 was therefore very limited, and the of the car was quite high at 6600 RM ; as a the Mercedes-Benz 170 V had a price of 5500 RM. The car was in 1936 due to poor sales.

Six were built as coupes, [ 7 ] low-drag lines that presaged the VW Beetle. [ 1 ] They raced in several rallys. much better handling the 130H, before Nibel and turned to Grand Prix Only twenty were before the 150H was abandoned in [ 1 ]

The last remaining 150 Sport has been fully restored by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA in California in 2010. [ 8 ]

Mercedes-Benz 170 H [ edit ]

Mercedes-Benz 130H W23
Mercedes-Benz 130H W23
Mercedes-Benz 130H W23
Mercedes-Benz 130H W23

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