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