Mercedes-Benz W 196 R 2.5-liter racing car.

  • Legend 7: Mercedes-Benz W 196 R 2.5-liter racing car

  • Mercedes-Benz 2,5-l-Rennwagen W 196 R.

    Mercedes-Benz lined up for the Formula One races in 1954 and 1955 with two versions of the W 196 R. While the streamlined variant was selected for the high-speed circuits in Reims, Berlin and Monza, the classic monoposto with open wheels got the vote for the majority of races, as it was better suited to twistier tracks.

    • Cylinders 8
    • Displacement 152 cu in
    • Output 290 hp (213 kW)
    • at engine speed 8500/min
    • Top speed 170 mph

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