40 hp Mercedes-Simplex.

  • Legend 2: 40 hp Mercedes-Simplex

  • 40 hp Mercedes-Simplex.

    This 40 hp Mercedes-Simplex is the oldest Mercedes still in existence. It was the direct successor to the 35 hp Mercedes designed by Wilhelm Maybach, which was the world’s first automobile of the modern age. The addition of the word “Simplex” related to the relative ease with which it handled for the period.

    • Cylinders 4
    • Displacement 414 cu in
    • Output 40 hp (29 kW)
    • at engine speed 1100/min
    • Top speed 50 mph

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