1921 Maybach W3

The W3 is a car from Maybach, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This unit features 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 69 bhp (70 PS/51 kW) of power at 2200 rpm. A 2 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. Claimed kerb weight is 2200 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 110 km/h (68 mph).

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Key facts

1921 Maybach W3 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How heavy?
2200 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5739 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
70 PS / 69 bhp / 51 kW @ 2200 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
110 km/h, 68 mph

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1921 Maybach W3 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3660 144.1
Track/tread (front) 1480 58.3
Track/tread (rear) 1480 58.3
Length
Width
Height 1950 76.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 2200 kg 4850
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 120 litres 26.4 UK Gal 31.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Maybach
Engine code W 2
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 5.7 litre
5739 cc
(350.215 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95 × 135 mm
3.74 × 5.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.7
Valve gear
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 70 PS (69 bhp) (51 kW)
at 2200 rpm
Specific output 12 bhp/litre
0.2 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 4.8:1
Fuel system 1 Maybach carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 956.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 110 km/h (68 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 31.8 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
23.39 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
31.36 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 42.76 kg/kW
71.42 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 12.00 m
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID107096
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1921 Maybach W3 added 2003-02-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.