CMC Mercedes-Benz W 154, 1938
Mercedes-Benz developed an entirely new 485 hp V-12 engine for the W 154 because of the new 3 liter engine racing formula which was introduced in 1938. It turned out, that the new W 154 with its powerful V-12 engine was very competitive, not to say superior.
The Great Victor of France
In 1938 a new racing formula was introduced, limiting the engine displacement of supercharged race cars to 3 liters. This rule change redefined the direction of motor sport racing for the succeeding years.
Mercedes-Benz developed an entirely new 485 hp V-12 engine for the W 154. A 5-speed transmission was added and mounted directly on the de Dion rear axle. One fuel tank was in the rear, and a second tank was in the cockpit, above the driver’s legs. In this car, the Daimler-Benz team of Caracciola, Lang, von Brauchitsch, and Seaman gained one victory after another. In 1938, Caracciola became European Champion. At the French Grand Prix on July 3, 1938, Mercedes-Benz earned a triple victory: von Brauchitsch came in first, Caracciola second, and Hermann Lang third. In 1939, Hermann Lang became European Champion with a revamped W 154.
- Hand- assembled precision model, composed of more than 530 single parts
- Removable engine hood
- Detailed replication of the 12-cylinder V-engine in offset position
- Hand-made stainless steel radiator grille
- Removable wheels with hand-mounted spokes and authentic-looking tires
- Precisely replicated dashboard with instruments and controls
- Cockpit seat covered with fabric textile
- Movable wind shield
- Brilliant mirror-like paintwork
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- V-12-engine with 2 Roots-compressors
- Transmission: 5-speed.
|Maximum output:||485 hp at 7,500 rpm|
|Bore x stroke:||67 x 70 mm|
|Top speed:||320 km/h|
|Wheel base:||2,730 mm|
|Track front:||1,470 mm|
|Track rear:||1,410 mm|
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