Mercedes-Benz DB 601 A aircraft engine.

  • Legend 3: Mercedes-Benz DB 601 A aircraft engine

  • Mercedes-Benz DB 601 A aircraft engine.

    The DB 601 was the world’s first production engine with direct gasoline injection. The fuel/air mixture was not produced in a carburetor, as was customary at the time, but directly in the cylinder, thereby boosting output. In 1939, a Me 209 with such an engine reached a speed of 469 mph – a record that remained unbroken for 30 years.

    • Cylinders V12
    • Displacement 2070 cu in
    • Output 1100 hp (809 kW)
    • at engine speed 2400/min
    • Production period 1937-1942
    • Weight 1345 lbs

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