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Maybach W 5 SG specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 2500 kg (5512 lbs)
Dimensions 5.00 m (197 in) long, 1.76 m (69 in) wide, 1.95 m (77 in) high
Wheelbase 3.66 m (144 in)
Power / weight 49 ps (48 bhp) / t
Introduced 1928
Origin country Germany
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Powertrain

Engine type V6
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci / 6992 cc)
Power 122 ps (120 bhp / 89 kw) @ 2800 rpm
Power / liter 17 ps (17 hp)
Transmission 2-gears Planet Gearbox
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Fangio Man  6y ago

Please correct the Compression: 5.7:1


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Fangio Man  6y ago

@Inline 6
Oh, you are right. It has a straight-6 engine.


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Inline 6 rules  6y ago

@Fangio Man
Are you sure it's a V6? I thought the first V6 engines used in road cars was after WWII. Lancia was the first one using them if I remember correctly.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Fangio Man: That's the oldest and largest V6 I've ever heard of, 7.0 liters. It's a magnificent looking car, just like all other Maybachs. I just noticed something, the front bumper is missing.


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Fangio Man  6y ago

The difference to its predecessor, the W3, is among other things the larger engine of the W5, which produced 120 hp at only 2.800 rpm (W 3: a 5.7 liter engine with 70 hp at 2.200 rpm). An outstanding feature of the engine is its fantastic flexibility. It was practically unnecessary to shift gears, i.e. one gear was sufficient for speeds between 0 and 120 kph. A special transmission gear was provided for mountain rides only. Beyond that the SG had a speed gear (hence the addition SG) which permitted top speeds of about 130 kph. These special gears were activated and switched off by a lever-action without clutch.
As with all the Maybachs, the W 5 was extremely expensive. Depending on the body model, its price was between 31.500 and 33.500 Reichsmarks, and a Hanomag Army Bread only 2.500 Reichsmarks. Obviously, it required considerable wealth to be able to afford an automobile of this kind.