10/40 hp Mercedes sports two-seater.

  • Legend 3: 10/40 hp Mercedes sports two-seater

  • 10/40 hp Mercedes sports two-seater.

    After World War I, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft developed new passenger cars again: the 10/40 hp Mercedes and the 6/25 hp sister model. These were the world´s first standard-production passenger cars with supercharged engines. The supercharger, still called “blower” in 1923, supplied the small-displacement engine with more air, thereby temporarily boosting output from 40 hp (29 kW) to 65 hp (48 kW).

    • Cylinders 4
    • Displacement 160 cu in
    • Output 40 hp (29 kW)
    • at engine speed 2800/min
    • Top speed 68 mph
    • Production period 1923-1924
    • Units produced 851

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