• Mercedes-Benz 540K

Mercedes-Benz 540K – luxury car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz in the years 1936 to 1940, was named interior W24.

It was presented at the 1936 Paris Motor Show, structurally a development model 500K, which in turn, derived from the Mercedes-Benz SSK. 540K was available as a 2-seater convertible, 4-seater coupé and 7-seater limousine.

Gasoline engine R8 familiar with 500K was enlarged to a capacity of 5401 cm ³. It achieved a maximum output of 117hp (86 kW), like its predecessor appeared Roots compressor start-up raised the value of the power to 183hp (130 kW). This allows the vehicle to accelerate to 170km/h.

Power was transferred to the rear wheels through a 4 – or optional 5-speed manual gearbox. The vehicle was equipped with power steering. 540K characterized by a similar chassis layout as 500K, however, was lighter, mainly thanks to the frame tubes with oval cross section.

The outbreak of World War II in 1939 caused the accused further work on the draft model 580K. Equipped he was reamed to 5.8 l engine, was probably only one copy. Chassis production was completed in 1940, created earlier constructions were still karosowane, the last series was built in 1944.

Rocznik Tourer 1936: