Mercedes Benz 1935

(W 23) 130
(W 130) 150 - February - Berlin
(W 15) 170
(W 21) 200
(W 138) 260D - new model
(W 132) 240 - end of prod. (1934-35 - 22 ex.)
(W 18) 290
(W 08) 500
(W 24) 500 - end of prod. (1934-35 - 78 ex.)
(W 29) 500K
(W 24) 540K - new model (1935-35 - 3 ex.)
(W 06) SS - end of prod.
(W 07) 770
(W 133 III) 170VG - new model (1935-35 - 62 ex.)
(W 11 IV) Stuttgart 260 Kübelwagen - end of prod. (1934-35 - 1507 ex.)
(W 31) G4
(W 131) G4
(W 130 II) 150V
(W 141) 175DX - prototype (4 ex.)
(W 141 I) 190D - prototype (6 ex.)
(W 144) 130VB - prototype

Germany

Cars registered in Germany:
Total 11529 ex.
Firma sprzedała w Niemczech 11.562 samochody po raz pierwszy przekraczając granicę 10000 szt. Jest czwartą pod względem sprzedaży marką na tamtejszym rynku.
 

130 and 150

(W 23) 130 (R4 cyl, 1308 ccm, 26 PS; wb: 2500 mm)
  Limousine
  Cabrio-Limousine
  Tourenwagen
(W 130) 150 (R4 cyl, 1498 ccm, 55 PS; wb: 2600 mm) - new model
  Sportwagen

In 1934/35, some variations of the Kübelwagen were manufactured. With the military failing to show any enthusiasm for this product, a civil variant called the "Reichsautobahn" was built in the form of an open two-door tourer with externally mounted folding spade and other useful accessories.
With an axle load distribution of 35% at the front to 65% at the rear, the 130 proved extremely tail-heavy in on-road use. Hence the 130 was relaunched in revised form following over one year of development. The improvements relates mainly to the body as well as the interior equipment and appointments. Prominent interior features includes two large circular instruments in front of the driver - speedometer and instrument cluster - with their bright dials, in addition to a clock in the glove compartment lid. The rubber mats are replaced with end-to-end carpets, while the front seats now has superior upholstery and could be adjusted while driving. The footwell is provided with ventilation flaps, which are recognisable from the outside by two slits to the right and left above the front wings. Two-tone paintwork now come as standard, the wings being optionally available in black or in the second vehicle colour. Already before the start of the new model year, the 130 had already been equipped with a Vigot jack, and the front luggage compartment hood had been so that it no longer embraced parts of the front side wall. Concerns over the vehicle's handling are addressed by changes to the characterisic of springs and shock absorbers, modified front wheel camber and less direct steering. Remaining stocks of the original variant continue to be available as the "Model 34" and are included in the price list up until July. Whereas the prices of the saloon and convertible saloon versions are reduced by RM 225, the "Model 35" cost an extra RM 480 and RM 500, respectively.
October 1935 brought a further technical modification that allow the fuel cock to be operated from the driver's seat. At the same time, the price of the so-called "Autumn Model 1935", which did not yet include this new feature, was lowered by RM 580 and 600, respectively. However, neither this measure nor an additional price reduction just two months later for the "Winter Model 1935" was able to produce the desired growth in sales for the 130.

130 Tourenwagen

130 Limousine

130 Limousine

130 Cabrio-Limousine

150 Sportwagen

At the end of 1934, the competition 150 saloon served as the basis for developing the 150 sports roadster (W 130), which was exhibited at the International Motor and Motorcycle Show in February 1935, where it caused quite a sensation thanks to its independent suspension, centrally mounted engine/gearbox unit and unconventional styling.
 

170

(W 15) 170 (R6 cyl, 1692 ccm, 32 PS; wb: 2600 mm)
  Limousine 2 Türen - new model from February
  Limousine 4 Türen
  Cabriolet C
  Tourenwagen
  Tourenwagen "Sindelfingen"
  Sport-Roadster
  Sport-Cabriolet A
  Combinationswagen - end of prod.
  L 300 - commercial - end of prod.


170 Limousine 4 Türen

L 300
February saw the introduction of a two-door saloon with all new body design. At the same time, the previously "flat radiator" was replaced on all body variants by a radiator featuring a flat wedge shape that become common face for all Mercedes-Benz models.

170 Limousine 2 Türen
 

200 and 260D

(W 21) 200 (R6 cyl, 1961 ccm, 40 PS; wb: 2700 mm)
(W 21) 200 lang (R6 cyl, 1961 ccm, 40 PS; wb: 3050 mm)
(W 138) 260D (R4 cyl, diesel, 2545 ccm, 45 PS; wb: 3050 mm) - new model

In February sales prices of both chassis types and most body variants were lowered. The range was augmented by three new long-wheelbase variants. A four-/five-seater four-door saloon, a saloon with streamlined body and a "Special Convertible A", which, at RM 11,500 is the most expensive variant of the W 21. Further modifications includes larger dials in the instrument panel, a stiffer front end with metal bulkhead to reduce body vibration and a reinforced frame. Various sliding or retractable roofs are available for the saloon versions.

200 Limousine

200 Cabriolet C

200 Tourenwagen

200 Sport-Roadster

200 lang Pullman-Limousine

200 lang Landaulet
 

240

(W 132) 240 - end of prod. (1934-35 - 22 ex.)

 

290

(W 18) 290 (R6 cyl, 2867 ccm, 68 PS; wb: 2880 mm)
(W 18 II) 290 lang (R6 cyl, 2867 ccm, 68 PS; wb: 3300 mm)
(W 18 III) 290 Kübelsitz - end of prod. (1934-35 - 90 ex.)

Early 1935 brought not only an increase in power output from the engine, but also significant further additions to the choice of bodies. The short-wheelbase version is now available as a Convertible A, and the saloon could be ordered with a Webasto sliding roof instead of the optional Sindelfingen retractable roof. The long-wheelbase pullman saloon is also available with the same sliding roof. New body variants on the long chassis are a six-/seven-seater Convertible F, a saloon with streamlined body, a two-seater Convertible A with emergency seat and, the most expensive version, a four-/five‑seater special saloon.
 

500

(W 08) 500 N (R8 cyl, 4918 ccm, 100 PS; wb: 3670 mm)
(W 24) 500 (R8 cyl, 5019 ccm, 100 PS; wb: 3670 mm) - end of prod. (1934-35 - 78 ex.)

Summer 1935 saw the launch of a further revised design, this time with a more pronounced rake of both the windscreen and radiator grille for the 500N.

500N Cabriolet F
 

500K and 540K

(W 29) 500K (R8 cyl, 5018 ccm, 100/160 PS; wb: 3290 mm)
(W 24) 540K (R8 cyl, 5401 ccm, 115/180 PS; wb: 3670/2980 mm) - new model (1935-35 - 3 ex.)

The chassis of the 500 K and 540 K has a wheelbase of 3290 mm In addition to the standard version, there is a variant in which the radiator, engine/transmission unit, steering gear and seats are set to the rear by over 10 cm. As an additional option not included in the price list, it is also a chassis with shorter 2980 mm, wheelbase available with a roadster or Convertible A body.
In February 1935, the four-door saloon gave way to a two-door version. In October 1935, the Paris show saw the launch of a new version of the Special Roadster, which, costing RM 28,000, is the most expensive variant of the W 29. While the roadster, Special Roadster, Convertible A and motorway courier are mounted on the chassis with rear-set engine, all the other body variants come with the standard chassis.

500 K Spezial-Roadster

500k Sport Innenlenker

500 K Spezial-Roadster of the second series.

500K by Erdmann & Rossi

540 K Tourenwagen (limited edition armoured car)
 

SS

(W 06) SS (27/170/225 PS) (R6 cyl, 7065 ccm, 170/225 PS; wb: 3400 mm) - 1 ex. - end of prod. (1928-35 - 115 ex.)

 

770

(W 07) 770 (R8 cyl, 7655 ccm, 150 PS; wb: 3750 mm) - 11 ex.

 

170VG

(W 133 III) 170VG (R4 cyl, 1697 ccm, 38 PS; 4wd) - new model (1935-35 - 62 ex.)

 

Stuttgart 260 Kübelwagen

(W 11 IV) Stuttgart 260 Kübelwagen (R6 cyl, 2581 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2810 mm) - end of prod. (1934-35 - 1507 ex.)
(W 37) L 1000 (R6 cyl, 2581 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 3250 mm) - commercial

From August 1934 to December 1935, 1507 chassis units for the bucket-seat Kübelwagen were produced on the basis of the Stuttgart 260. Some of the bodies were built at the Sindelfingen plant, while others were made by Trutz in Coburg and Gaubschat in Berlin, the bodies from Sindelfingen accounting for around one third of the total number.
 

G4

(W 31) G4 (R8 cyl, 5019 ccm, 100 PS; 3100+950 mm)
(W 131) G4

 

Prototypes

(W 141) 175DX - prototype (4 ex.)
(W 141 I) 190D - prototype (6 ex.)
(W 144) 130VB (B4 cyl, 1272 ccm, 35 PS; wb: 2700 mm) - prototype


130 VB has 4-cylinder boxer engine located in the front.
 

W 25 C (R8 cyl, 4310 ccm; wb: 2725 mm)

European Championship Victories:
1st Monaco GP #4 W25 Luigi Fagioli
1st French GP #2 W25B Rudolf Caracciola
2nd  French GP #6 W25B Manfred von Brauchitsch
1st Belgian GP #2 W25B Rudolf Caracciola
2nd Belgian GP #6 W25B Fagioli / von Brauchitsch
3rd German GP #5 W25B Rudolf Caracciola
1st Swiss GP #10 W25B Rudolf Caracciola
2nd Swiss GP #12 W25B Luigi Fagioli
1st Spanish GP #26 W25B Rudolf Caracciola
2nd Spanish GP #8 W25B Luigi Fagioli
3rd Spanish GP #22 W25B Manfred von Brauchitsch
1st European Championship (Rudolf Caracciola)
2nd European Championship (Luigi Fagioli)
European Championship Entries:
 Monaco GP 22.04.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
2 W25 Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG failure    
4 W25 Luigi Fagioli Daimler-Benz AG 1st    
6 W25 Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG failure    
             
 French GP 22.06.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
2 W25B Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG 1st    
4 W25A Luigi Fagioli Daimler-Benz AG 4th    
6 W25B Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG 2nd    
             
 Belgian GP 14.07.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
2 W25B Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG 1st    
4 W25B Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG failure    
6 W25B Luigi Fagioli / von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG 2nd    
             
 German GP 22.06.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
5 W25B Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG 3rd    
6 W25B Luigi Fagioli Daimler-Benz AG 6th    
7 W25B Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG 5th    
8 W25B Hanns Geier Daimler-Benz AG 7th    
9 W25B Hermann Lang Daimler-Benz AG failure    
             
 Swiss GP 25.08.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
8 W25B Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG failure    
10 W25B Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG 1st    
12 W25B Luigi Fagioli Daimler-Benz AG 2nd    
42 W25B Hermann Lang Daimler-Benz AG 6th    
             
 Italian GP 08.09.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
6 W25B Rudolf Caracciola / Luigi Fagioli Daimler-Benz AG dnf    
18 W25B Luigi Fagioli Daimler-Benz AG dnf    
26 W25B Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG dnf    
34 W25B Hermann Lang Daimler-Benz AG dnf    
             
 Spanish GP 22.09.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
8 W25B Luigi Fagioli Daimler-Benz AG 2nd    
22 W25B Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG 3rd    
26 W25B Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG 1st    
European Championship Entries:
  GP Switzerland (25.08.1935)
#8 Manfred von Brauchitsch
#10 Rudolf Caracciola
#12 Luigi Fagioli
#42 Hermann Lang
Hanns Geier (dns)
  GP Italy (08.09.1935)
#6 Rudolf Caracciola
#18 Luigi Fagioli
#26 Manfred von Brauchitsch
#34 Hermann Lang
  GP Spain (22.09.1935)
#8 Luigi Fagioli
#22 Manfred von Brauchitsch
#26 Germany Rudolf Caracciola
European Championship Victories:
1st GP Switzerland (#10 Caracciola)
2nd GP Switzerland (#12 Fagioli)
1st GP Spain (#26 Caracciola)
2nd GP Spain (#8 Fagioli)
3rd GP Spain (#22 von Brauchitsch)
Non-champioship Victories:
1st GP Tripoli (Caracciola)
3rd GP Tripoli (Fagioli)
1st GP Finland (Ebb)
1st Avusrennen (Fagioli)
1st Eifelrennen (Caracciola)
1st GP France (Caracciola)
2nd GP France (Von Brauchitsch)
1st GP Penya Rhin (Fagioli)
2nd GP Penya Rhin (Caracciola)
1st GP Estonia (Ebb)

Monaco GP

Preparations for the French Grand Prix, June 23.

Eifel Race, Nürburgring, June 16, 1935. Rudolf Caracciola won the race in a Mercedes-Benz W 25

Spanish GP, Lasarte : Bernd Rosemeyer during a test session of the new Mercedes W25.
Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
19-27.01.1935 Rallye Monte Carlo 2 2 2 152 Berg 370 94th
          50 Gunter 500K 97th

Sir Ronald Gunter in his Mercedes-Benz 500 K in Monte Carlo.