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MERCEDES-BENZ 170V

2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, cabriolet saloon, cabriolet A, cabriolet B, tourer, sports roadster.

Bread and butter machinery, or reality for the majority of Merc buyers. This one used a tubular section backbone frame, with transverse leaf ifs and the usual swing axle irs. The steering had divided trackrods, common practice for Mercedes, and these were responsible for the peculiar 'feel' when pressing on. 65mph possible, longevity the major boon, and the model plugged on in modified form until 1955.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1697cc (S4 SV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1940  
Number produced:
74,964 approx