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Mercedes-Benz 540K specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 2500 kg (5512 lbs)
Dimensions 5.36 m (211 in) long, 1.93 m (76 in) wide, 1.65 m (65 in) high
Wheelbase 3.29 m (130 in)
Introduced 1936
Origin country Germany
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Powertrain specs

Engine type V8
Displacement 5.4 l (330 ci / 5401 cc)
Power 182 ps (180 bhp / 134 kw) @ 3400 rpm
Torque 431 Nm (318 lb-ft) @ 2200 rpm
Power / liter 34 ps (33 hp)
Power / weight 73 ps (72 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 172 Nm (127 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4-gears
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Willy Weinheimer  7m ago

Are you sure it was a V8 and not a straight 8 ?


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Zbzbzb  7m ago

It is straight 8

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Shaggy  9y ago

So this is the Mercedes Benz 540K, gorgeous car.

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Fangio Man  9y ago

The tradition of the famous S-, SS-, and SSK-models was continued by Mercedes-Benz with the 500K and the 540K. Contrary to their predecessors, however, these models were no longer racing cars which had been adapted, more or less successfully, to everyday requirements, but comfortable luxury cars instead, with emphasis on a sportive character. Both models were offered in various body cersions at prices between 22.000 and 24.000 Reichsmark. The model 540K could also be had as engine and chassis unit only, and then for a price of 15.000 Reichsmark. Most customers, however, decided in favor of a complete automobile which goes to show the popularity of Mercedes-Benz car-bodies also in the classes of a more ambitious clientele.