Classic Car Catalogue
Mercedes Benz 1933
(W 15) 170
(W 02) Stuttgart 200 - discontinued (1929-33 - 6452 ex.)
(W 11) Stuttgart 260
(W 10) Mannheim 370, 370K, 370S, 380S
(W 19) Mannheim 380S - discontinued (1932-33 - 20 ex.)
(W 08) Nürburg 460, 460K, 500
(W 06) SS, SSK, SSKL
(W 07) 770
(W 21) 200 - Berlin (February)
(W 18) 290 - Berlin (February)
(W 22) 380 - Berlin (February)
|Cars registered in Germany:
- February 11 - 23: Launch of the new 200 (W 21), 290 (W 18) and 380 (W 22) at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition in Berlin. The 380 is the first car with the short arm/long arm suspension system with coil springs.
- March: Daimler-Benz AG announces its return to racing in 1934 - the first year in which the weight of formula racing cars is to be restricted to 750 kg.
- March: As a result of an upturn in registrations of new cars and trucks, the workforce expands and short-time working ceases at all factories.
- December: Daimler-Benz AG is now Germany's third biggest automotive producer, with an 11% market share. By year's end more than 5000 workers are taken on and the workforce increases to over 14,000.
Motor SportOctober 1932Sports cars for 1933.
British Mercedes-Benz, Ltd., 111, Grosvenor Road, London, S.W.1.
"38/250 SS" : 6 cyl., 100 x 150 mm., 7,100 c.c., 37.2 h.p.
"21/80 Stuttgart" : 6 cyl., 74 x 100 mm., 2,560 c.c., 20.3 h.p.
"26/80 Mannheim" : 6 cyl., 82.5 x 115 mm., 4,592 c.c., 25.6 h.p.
"16/45" : 6 cyl., 54 x 85 mm., 1,692 c.c., 15.7 h.p.
Stand No. 32. Exhibits : "38 250 SS" Open Tourer, "Stuttgart" Sportsman's Coupe, "Mannheim" Drophead Coupe, "16/45" Cabriolet.
No new models are introduced for 1933. The model of chief interest to sporting motorists is the famous 38/250 h.p. "S.S." model, the type which has put up such wonderful performances in races and hillclimbs in the hands of Rudolf Caracciola, Earl Howe, Stuck von Villiez, and Sir Malcolm Campbell. This car is now the only supercharged model in the range. It has a 6 cylinder engine, with overhead valves, Bosch magneto, and special Mercedes carburettor, 4 speed gear box, central change, wheelbase 11' 4" and track 4' 10'.
The "Stuttgart" and "Mannheim" models are fitted with the Mercedes-Benz Maybach multi-range gear box, giving 6 forward speeds, but the "16/45" has a normal 4 speed gear box. All three have side valve engines, and are intended primarily for fast touring cars.
38/250 h.p. : Chassis, £1,985; Open Tourer, £2,350.
"Stuttgart" 21/60 h.p. : Chassis, £595; Coupe £795.
"Mannheim" 26/80 h.p. : Chassis, £750; Coupe £995.
16/45 h.p. : Cabriolet, £395.
All prices f.o.b. London and on Gold Standard.
Aerodynamic body on a Mercedes Benz chassis by Erdmann-Rossi at Berlin Motor Show in February.
(W 15) 170 (R6 cyl, 1697 ccm, 32 PS; wb: 2600 mm)
Special Convertible A - new model
L 300 - commercial
170 Cabriolet C
(W 02) Stuttgart 200 (R6 cyl, 1988 ccm, 38 PS; wb: 2810 mm) - discontinued (1929-33 - 6452 ex.)
(W 11) Stuttgart 260 (R6 cyl, 2581 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2810/3080 mm)
(W 11L) Stuttgart 260 lang - new model (1933-33 - 50 ex.)
(W 37) L 1000 (R6 cyl, 2581 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 3250 mm) - commercial
In March the range was extended to include a long version of the 260 with a 270 mm longer wheelbase. 50 vehicles were produced until October, almost all of them in the pullman saloon form. The 200 was discontinued in April, shortly after the new swing-axle 200 (W 21) had been launched. Nevertheless, a final batch of 50 vehicles was built between July and September.
(W 10) Mannheim 370 (R6 cyl, 3663 ccm, 75 PS; wb: 3200 mm)
(WK 10) Mannheim 370K (R6 cyl, 3663 ccm, 75 PS; wb: 3025 mm) - discontinued (1930-33 - 243 ex.)
(WS 10) Mannheim 370S (R6 cyl, 3663 ccm, 78 PS; wb: 2850 mm) - discontinued (1930-33 - 195 ex.)
(W 10) Mannheim 380S (R8 cyl, 3820 ccm, 80 PS; wb: 3200 mm) - discontinued (1932-33 - 94 ex.)
(W 19) Mannheim 380S (R8 cyl, 3820 ccm, 85 PS; wb: 3200 mm) - discontinued (1932-33 - 20 ex.)
(W 08) Nürburg 460 (R8 cyl, 4622 ccm, 80 PS; wb: 3670 mm) - discontinued in December (1928-33 - 2892 ex.)
(W 08) Nürburg 460K (R8 cyl, 4622 ccm, 80 PS; wb: 3430 mm) - discontinued
(W 08) Nürburg 500 (R8 cyl, 4918 ccm, 100 PS; wb: 3670 mm)
SS, SSK, SSKL
(W 06) SS (27/170/225 PS) (R6 cyl, 7065 ccm, 170/225 PS; wb: 3400 mm) - 2 ex.
(W 06 III) SSK (27/170/225 PS) - 0 ex.
(WS 06) SSK (27/180/250 PS) (R6 cyl, 7065 ccm, 180/250 PS; wb: 2950 mm) - 1 ex. - discontinued (1928-33 - 10 ex.)
(W 06 RS) SSKL (27/240/300 PS) (R6 cyl, 7065 ccm, 240/300 PS; wb: 2950 mm) - 1 ex.
770 "Großer Mercedes"
(W 07) 770 (R8 cyl, 7655 ccm, 150 PS; wb: 3750 mm) - 4 ex.
(W 21) 200 (R6 cyl, 1961 ccm, 40 PS; wb: 2700 mm) - new model
The 200 (W 21) is replacing the Stuttgart 200 in Mercedes Benz family, which with its rigid-axle chassis is no longer up with the times. Basically it is a more powerful and more spacious version of the succesfull 170. A 5 mm wider bore give the engine a displacement of two litres with a power output of 40 hp - 8 hp more than in the 170. The wheelbase is 100 mm longer. The technical concept with all-independent suspension, the choice and design of bodies is more or less the same as for the 170.
200 Cabriolet C
(W 18) 290 (R6 cyl, 2867 ccm, 60 PS; wb: 2880 mm) - new model
Third new model in the range (and second introduced in Berlin) is the 290 powered by 2.9 litre unit developed from the 2.6-litre engine from the Stuttgart 260 with vacuum-operated overdrive. Like the others it has all-independent suspension with the front combininng transverse leaf spring konwn fron the smaller 170 and two coil springs. A wide choice of bodies is offered, consisting of the four-door saloon and Convertible variants B, C and D. The saloon can be had with optional Sindelfingen retractable roof.
290 Cabriolet D
290 Cabriolet C
(W 22) 380 (R8 cyl, 3820 ccm, 90 PS; wb: 3140 mm) - new model
(W 22) 380 (R8 cyl, 3820 ccm, 90/120 PS; wb: 3140 mm) - new model
(W 22) 380 (R8 cyl, 3820 ccm, 90/140 PS; wb: 3140 mm) - new model
(W 22) 380 (R8 cyl, 4019 ccm, 90/144 PS; wb: 3140 mm) - new model
A new Mercedes-Benz.
Probably the most interesting exhibit, from the sporting point of view, at the Berlin Motor Show, held last month, was the new 3.8 litre supercharged MercedesBenz.
No cars of the type are yet available in this country for road test, but a few details of its specification will be of interest. The engine is an eight cylinder, with bore and stroke of 78 mm. and 100 mm. respectively, giving a cubic capacity of 3,820 c.c. The cylinder block and top half of the crankcase are of cast iron, with an aluminium base. The crankshaft runs in 5 main bearings, with a vibration damper at the forward end, and each piston has three rings. The compression ratio is 6 to 1, and the engine peaks at 3,400 r.p.m., at which speed the power developed is 90 b.h.p. without the blower, and 120 b.h.p. with the latter engaged. The engine is suspended at four points. The overhead valves are operated by normal push-rods from a camshaft driven by the crankshaft. The blower is of the Mercedes-Roots type, with the clutch engagement generally used by this make.
A single plate clutch takes the drive to a four speed gear-box, of original design. In order to provide a really high cruising speed an over-top is used, top being the direct drive. Naturally this arrangement could not be used without a blower, the latter being utilised to accelerate up to sufficient speed to enable the over-top to be brought into action. There is semi-automatic change between top and over-top, working on a special Mercedes principle. The back axle ratio is 5.11 to 1.
The chassis frame is of the box-section which is finding favour nowadays, and
central one-shot lubrication is supplied.
A 12 volt. Bosch lighting set, and Lockheed hydraulic brakes are fitted, and the radiator is V-shaped, and fitted with a thermostat. A feature which brings the car right into line with the most modern practice is that all four wheels are independently sprung. The two half-shafts at the rear are pivoted, while in the front a triangular frame from chassis to hub is used. The wheelbase is 3,140 mm., and the track at the front is wider than that at the rear, being 4,780 mm. as against 4,135 mm. The chassis weighs 1,280 kilograms, while the complete car scales 1,800 kilograms.
Altogether the specification of one of the most up-to-date cars on the market.
Unveiled in February at the International Motor and Motorcycle Show in Berlin, the 380, just like the "Grand Mercedes", is available with or without supercharger. Initially design with in-line 8-cylinder side-valve engine it was launched as modern overhead-valve with or without supercharger (M 22) developing 90 or 90/120 bhp. This unit was soon replaced by more powerfull M 22 K unit later enlarged to 4.0 litre (M 22 I). The suspension is patented fully independent with fours coil springs and the brakes are vacuum power-assisted. The engine/transmission unit, radiator, steering and front seats on the two-seater models are set towards the rear to provide long-nose sporty look. The choice of bodies comprise a four-door saloon, Convertibles A, B and C, a roadster and an open tourer.
380 Cabriolet A
380 Cabriolet A
W 25 (R8 cyl, 3660 ccm; wb: 2725 mm) - new model
- 18 November: In Untertürkheim the new Mercedes-Benz racing car, designed to meet the 750-kg formula introduced for 1934, is tested for the first time.
The directors, the engineers and the workers of the racing department with the new Mercedes-Benz W 25 750-kg formula racing car