Mercedes-Benz W 154 3-liter racing car.

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  • Mercedes-Benz W 154 3-liter racing car.

    The W 154 was designed to fulfil the regulations for the three-litre (183-cubic-inch) formula introduced in 1938. These stipulated reduced total displacement and marked the end of the 750-kg (1,650-pound) formula, which placed a limit on the vehicle weight. The W 154 won six of the nine Grand Prix races in its first season, recorded three 1-2-3 finishes and took Rudolf Caracciola to his third European championship crown.

     

    • Cylinders V12
    • Displacement 181 cu in
    • Output 453 hp (333 kW)
    • at engine speed 8000/min
    • Top speed 177 mph

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