Mercedes-Benz W163 

  • 1939
  • 483 HP 3.0L
  • 205 mph
 
Furthermore, remarkable improvements in road handling, braking and aerodynamics for the 1938 & 39 seasons kept the cars ahead of their 1937 unrestricted predecessors.
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Braking was much improved compared to the earlier W125 and W25 designs.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz W163

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz W163
205 mph
GT 86
140 mph
Agera R
260 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz W163

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz W163
483 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Engine size

Mercedes-Benz W163
2,963 cc
Veyron
7,993 cc
Veneno
6,498 cc

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Mercedes-Benz W163

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Furthermore, remarkable improvements in road handling, braking and aerodynamics for the 1938 & 39 seasons kept the cars ahead of their 1937 unrestricted predecessors.
In 1938 the AIACR restricted engine size such that the upper limit of engine capacity was limited to 4.5 liters unsupercharged and 3.0 litres supercharged.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Year 1939

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 483 HP @ 7,800 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,963 cc
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 7.5:1
Bore/stroke 2.64 in / 2.76 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 205 mph

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,163 lb
Width 68.9 in
Height 39.8 in
Length 167.3 in
Front track width 58.1 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in
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