Oldtimer picture gallery. Cars. Mercedes-Benz 540 K.
Mercedes-Benz 540 K (W29 and W24)
ATTENTION!!! STOLEN. Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A (January 1937), Wagen/Motor Nr. 154076. Sindelfingen (Auftrags 253124). The car was sent from Moscow to Germany in 1993 for restoration and stolen by Heinz Cosler (or Coslar). According to German Police this car was resold to Herr Bunte in 1995. Now, Moscow owner tries to return this car via the Court. If this Mercedes-Benz will appear for sale again, please let know to the editor of this gallery. Danke.
Years of production: 540 K (W29): 1936-1939; 540 K lang (W24): 1936; 540 K armoured (W24): 1943-1944
Overall production: 406, see Production table
Body modifications (price in RM):
Chassis: 15500 RM,
Tourenwagen (2-door), before 1938: 22000 RM, Length: 5100-5360 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1580mm
Limousine (2 door): 22000 RM, Length: 5150 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1650mm
Cabriolet C, before 1937: 22000 RM, Length: 5250 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1635mm
Cabriolet B: 22000 RM, Length: 5250 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1635mm
Cabriolet A: 22000 RM, Length: 5350 mm, width: 1930mm, height: 1650mm or Length: 5000-5180 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1640mm
Coupe (2/3-seater): 22000 RM, Length: 5360 mm, width: 1930mm, height: 1650mm or Length: 5000-5180 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1640mm
Roadster 2(2), since 1937: 22000 RM, Length: 5240-5350 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1530mm or Length: 5000-5180 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1530mm
Autobahn-Kurier, 1936: 24000 RM, Length: 5200 mm, width: 1880mm, height: 1600mm
Special Roadster, before 1938: 28000 RM,
540 K lang 6-seater Tourenwagen, 1936, Length: 6000 mm, width: 2070mm, height: 1800mm
Miscellaneous bodies by special order.
Wheelbase: 3290mm (540K lang - 3880mm)
Engine: Daimler-Benz M 24 II 115hp (with compressor - 180hp)/3400rpm, straight 8-cyl, 4-stroke 5,401cc
Compression ratio: 5.2-6.5 : 1
Clutch: dry single plate
Front wheel track: 1535mm (1515mm)
Rear track: 1547mm (1502mm), 540 K lang - 1590mm
Rear axle clearance: 190mm
Turning radius: 6.4m (540 K lang - 7.5m)
Gearbox: 4 speed (since 1939 - 5 speed) + rear
Hydraulical shoe brakes on all wheels
Weight: 2350-2500 kg; 540 K lang: 3000 kg
Maximal speed: 170 km/h; 540 K lang: 140 km/h, 540 K armoured - 80 km/h
Tyres: 6.50-7.50x17 inches
Fuel tank capacity: 110 L (540 K lang - 120 L)
Fuel consumption: 29 L/100km (540 K lang - 30 L/100km)
List of image and data sources:
Almost all b&w images and all the data are from Werner Oswald's book "Mercedes-Benz Personenwagen 1886-1986", 1987, Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart.
BAhR Automotive History Pages.
2 images have been kindly sent by Martin Vorwahl, collector of oldtimer photos, Oldenburg, Germany.
"Svet Motoru" magazine, Czechoslovakia.
One image is from Wolfgang Rödiger & Siegfried Herrmann's book "Autokorso 1886 bis 1936", Edition Leipzig, 1976.
Auto Review magazine, Russia.
Black Hawk Collection.
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 17 III 1999.