Without the mention of the diesel engine this sequence would be absolutely incomplete. Here is a model of the third test motor by Rudolf Diesel, for the vehicle still uninteresting because of the size and the elaborate air injection. Only in 1923 there was a fast running diesel engine from Benz which enforced also with the merger against the development of the Daimler Motorenwerke.
In any case, this should be the oldest existing truck to the label of the Daimler Museum. Via belt drive the V2 was able to transport with 1.5 l maximum 1250 kg 12 km/h fast.
The vehicles of Benz sold so well that he apparently much later felt the need to rely on more than one cylinder. At the rpm of 940 and a performance of 3.7 kW (5 HP) from 1.7 liters of displacement one sees the progress in engine design. And by the way the first boxer engine in the world was created, but in this case called 'contra engine'.
This Benz no longer placed the passengers facing each other, but with the back, uncomfortable for the sitting back, good for the driver. Plenty of space offered this arrangement the contra engine.
That should have to be almost the first transporter, the had after all 500 kg payload. It was powered by the enlarged to 1.5 liter V2 which made 4.1 W (5.6 HP) now. Via belt drive thus were possible 16 km/h.
Middle of the last century, the car developed away from the carriage, the big wheels and the heavy, more likely rear-placed engine. It moved forward and received a cooling, where no longer always more water was consumed than petrol.
Either went the propeller shaft (with joint) to the sprung rear axle, or it ended earlier and then went further via chains to the driving wheels.
Gone the time when it went from the steering column directly to the wheels. A modern steering ratio allowed to adapt the transmission ratio to the conditions of the undercarriage.
This is the Mercedes Simplex with four cylinders at 6.8 liters displacement with 29 kW (40 HP). This Simplex was the second of a new kind of car, according to the name particularly easy to operate.
This Simlex 60 HP with 9.2 liter displacement..... His successor, a Simplex 90 HP was damaged in the great fire in the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and therefore, the Belgian Camille Jenatzy took part in the Gordon Bennett race with it, despite significantly lower performance successfully.
The successful Simplex racing car and this sedan for voyages on an extended chassis had the same powerful engine, with the were also achieved the various victories.
The competitor Benz had to adapt to the pursuit of performance, if he wanted to achieve his sales targets even roughly. Simultaneously displacement and maximum speed. increased rapidly. Anyhow, the performance was in this case 13 kW (18 HP) at 1400 rpm.
Although this double-decker with 4 cylinders and 21 kW (28 hp) 5.3 liter displacement is from 1907. But such vehicles were delivered to the UK by the Daimler branch there since 1904 and from Germany actually already since 1898. Of course, most of them drove in London.
The first series production car with six cylinders more than 10 liters of displacement and 55 kW (75 hp) at 1300 rpm. Of course, that was not the only body variant, butinteresting because it was referred to as 'Doppelphaeton'.
This is the slightly enlarged to 9.5 liter engine with 66 kW (90 HP). He had numerous racing successes particularly in the United States since 1908. This type '37/90 HP' it brought to 115 km/h.
In addition to Daimler, the company Benz has also produced aircraft engines. No bad as the Kaiser (emperor) price for this FX engine with almost 10 liters of displacement and 77 kW (105 HP) demonstrated. Overall, the aircraft engine construction has influenced the automotive engines.
The Mercedes D III was the most produced aircraft engine of the First World War. At just under 15 liters displacement the six-cylinder achieved 110 kW (150 hp).
Not only Daimler Benz also builds big cars now. Here's a seven-liter six-cylinder engine with 51 kW (70 HP), fast 100 km/h. 07/13