Oldtimer picture gallery. Cars. Mercedes-Benz 290.
Years of production: 1933-1936
Overall production: 3566, see Production table
Body modifications (price in RM):
Cabriolet A (12500 RM, 1935; 11000 RM, 1936 - ...)
Cabriolet C (9300 RM)
Limousine (4-door) (7950 RM)
Cabriolet B (9500 RM)
Tourenwagen (4-door) (9500 RM)
Cabriolet D (9700 RM)
Miscellaneous bodies by special order.
Engine: 68hp(before 1935 - 60hp)/3200rpm, straight 6-cyl, 4-stroke 2,867cc
Compression ratio: 6.6:1 (before 1935 - 5.75-6 : 1)
Length: 4450 (Cabr.A - 4590)mm, width: 1730mm, height: 1660(Cabr.A - 1440)mm
Front wheel track: 1435mm
Rear track: 1476mm
Rear axle clearance: ?mm
Turning radius: 5.65m
Gearbox: 3+overdrive (4 speeds since 1937)
Weight: 1725 kg - limousine, 1840 kg - Cabriolet D
Maximal speed: 108 km/h
Tyres: 6.50x17 inches
Fuel tank capacity: 56 L
Fuel consumption: 17 L/100km
Color image of Cabriolet B has been kindly sent by Martin Vorwahl, collector of oldtimer photos, Oldenburg, Germany.
Almost all the data and images are from Werner Oswald's book "Mercedes-Benz Personenwagen 1886-1986", 1987, Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart.
If you have to add, ask or correct me, you are welcome to write me by E-mail Contact. Andrei Bogomolov.
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Last updated 15 XI 1998.