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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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