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Mercedes-Benz W 136 type 170 V

The type 170V (W 136) is the model of two worlds. A bridge builder in a truly ambivalent and restless era.

Mercedes-Benz W136,
its history in summary

February 1936, debut IAMA Berlin +++ November 1936, 17.000 Mercedes-Benz W 136 models are leaving production halls +++ Daimler-Benz is raising the export +++ January 1937, Joint Venture with Panhard et Levassor +++ French automobile manufacturers producing the 170 V in Lucenec +++ serial production stopped until the end of WW II in 1945 +++ November 1945, official clearance for the production of the type 170 (now W 136 I) +++ initially only as platform-, delivery and ambulance car. +++ Mai 1947, the passenger car production (type 170 V, W 136 I) is resumed +++ January 1952, the 170 S turns into the 170 Sb and the series W 136 I turns into the series W 191 +++ 1952 final milestone of the W 136 family +++ their genes live on in the models in the models W-191, W 186 and W 187 until 1962.

The Mercedes W 136, a dinosaur going to be extinct

The series of the Mercedes-Benz W 136 can be assigned to the dying group of the dinosaurs, even if it’s just a small dimensioned species. It keeps its full-frame from the pre-war era. The composite construction that was popular until 1942, is used for the last time in 1942, where ash- and beech-tree wood is being used. The wood is being used for the interior: Roof, splash back, boot floor as well as the A- and B-pillar.

In the following years, this traditional way of construction was reserved for the convertibles only. Classical features of the Mercedes W136 are the freestanding mudguards, the attached headlights and the remarkable sheet thickness from up to 1.5 mm (depending on the component). During the first decade of the production, which lasted until 1942, more than 70.000 vehicles of the series W-136 were produced.

The two- and four-door limousines are holding the biggest part in this number. In the following years, a four-door convertible, two- and four-door touring cars and a roadster are added to the series. Typical features of this brand are the various special structures in the field of the utility vehicles. Interesting sightings nowadays are the bucket car with all-wheel steering and off-road capability (170 VL and 170 VG) or the different special types with optional wood gas generator.

In the beginning of the production in 1936, the first model of the series W136 had a four-cylinder gasoline engine. The solid horsepower of 38 are the result. The motor has a displacement of 1.7 liters. 1938 a motor with 1.9 liters and a motor with a displacement of 2.0 liters are added to the range. They have horsepowers of 53, 60 and 64. The reason for the increase of the performance are the increase in displacements as well as the usage of up to two Solex carburetors.

An initially partly synchronized steering wheel gearbox with four gears assigns them to the drive axle in the back. Only one year later, there is the 170, fueld by wood. In the time between 1942 and 1945, the car production at the Daimler-Benz AG ebbed away.

The car production was resumed, step by step, in November 1945. In May 1946, the first post-war vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz W136, a platform truck, is being produced. Since 1947, production at the Daimler-Benz company was back to normal. The first line of cars that were produced were the limousine with the solid gasoline engine with 1.7 liters displacement. In 1949, the production of the first serial-produced diesel engine begins.

Its base is the tried and tested 1.7 liter gasoline engine. If you combine it with a new cylinder head and the injection system from Bosch (from the M 136) and you will get the 170D! It is the firstborn of an engine family, which will be a warrantor for many record sales in the following years. In 1966, the Mercedes W136 gained some late fame, when he played a leading role next to Michael Caine in the thriller “Funeral in Berlin”.

In the following production years, it has gotten livelier around the Mercedes Benz W 136. The nomenclature ensures orientation and so the W136 becomes the W 136I. Regarding the chassis as well as the technical parts and the power unit, new insights are being used. Since 1949, besides many special constructions, there was also a convertible available, which was called the 170 S. After 1952, the W136 made place for new models. But not without leaving its trace in the series of the W191, W186 and W187.

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