15/70/100 hp, 3,920 cc supercharged overhead-cam inline six-chamber motor, four-velocity manual gearbox, strong front hub and live back hub with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 3,630 mm
The arrangement of Daimler-Benz AG in 1926 conceived a transitional arrangement of models, which had their sources in the previous organizations Benz and Cie. what’s more, Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft. Amongst these was the Mercedes 15/70/100 PS, renamed as the Type 400 when the lines were joined. Gottlieb Daimler’s child, Paul, the specialized chief of DMG from 1907, proceeded onward to Horch in 1922. His successor was an Austro-German engineer named Ferdinand Porsche.
Conceived at Maffersdorf, in what was then Bohemia, Porsche apprenticed as a tinsmith whilst learning at exchange school in Reichenberg, where he took in the nuts and bolts of electrical building. At age 19, he joined the United Electric Company, in Vienna, whilst going to the specialized college. He joined Jacob Lohner as an outline build and started taking a shot at battery-electric and petrol-electric vehicles; it is his name that is connected to the Lohner-Porsche front-haggle wheel electric-drive autos.
In 1906, he marked on at Oesterreichische Daimler-Werke AG, getting to be Austro-Daimler’s specialized executive, where one of his first undertakings was the configuration of an air motor. He additionally outlined various elite autos and turned into a proficient rally driver. Military tasks involved a significant part of the 1911–1918 period, including electric-drive overwhelming vehicles that would be fabricated by Škoda. After the Great War he made the 15 PS “Sascha”, a light auto with a 1,100-cubic centimeter, twofold overhead-cam motor.
A conflict with the Austro-Daimler board prompted his flight, and he moved to Stuttgart in 1922, where he turned into the specialized executive of DMG. A supercharged inline eight for the Targa Florio served as a forerunner to the 15/70/100 Tourer, which additionally had the supercharger, however it accompanied just six-barrels. Propelled highlights incorporated a light amalgam barrel square, double ignition, a unit gearbox, and four-wheel brakes.
This transitional Mercedes is both enormous and attractive. This enormous Tourer, of seven-traveler setup, is dark in shading and upholstered in dark calfskin with a coordinating floor covering. The instrument board is an alluring varnished burl and houses oil and temperature gages, a speedometer, and a clock. The wings are a charcoal tone, set off pleasantly by a dull dark hood, and the underside demonstrates a tad of soil. Something else, the auto is extremely sterile, all around.
Porsche’s supercharged, amalgam, overhead-cam powerplant assumes pride of position in the motor room, with cleaned aluminum and dark paint. It is pleasantly nitty gritty without being overcompensated, and the undercarriage is comparative in condition. At the back is an attractive structure fitted trunk by Ernest Chevallier, of Geneva.
Mercedes 15/70/100 HP Tourer 1924 Design