What is a 219?

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Typ 219 (W105), Einzelblatt 6 Zylinder machen überlegen, © Daimler AG

Click the picture to download in PDF-format, "Typ 219 (W 105), Einzelblatt "6 Zylinder machen überlegen", Nr.334, Einzelblatt, ca.1956, 2 S." © Daimler AG

Engine

Combustion principle four-stroke Otto
Configuration front, longitudinal; vertical
Engine type M 180 II / 180.921
Number of cylinders / arrangement 6 / in line
Bore x Stroke 80 x 72.8 mm
Total displacement 2195 cc (tax classification: 2171 cc)
Compression ratio 7.6; from 08.1957: 8.7
Crankshaft bearings 4
Rated output 85 hp at 4800 rpm; from 08.1957: 90 hp at 4800 rpm
Rated torque 16 mkg at 2400 rpm; from 08.1957: 17 mkg at 2400 rpm
Number of valves / arrangement 1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead
Valve operation overhead camshaft
Camshaft drive double roller chain
Fuel system 1 double-downdraft carburetor Solex 32 PAATJ
Cooling water cooling / pump; 11.3 l water
Lubrication pressure circulation lubrication / 6 l oil
Electric system 12 V
Battery 42 Ah; from 09.1955: 56 Ah / in the engine compartment
Generator 160 W
Starter electrical / 0.8 hp
Ignition battery ignition
Fuel tank: position / capacity in the rear / 56 l
Fuel supply diaphragm pump

 

Chassis and drive train

Frame design floor assembly / steel unit body
Front-wheel suspension double wishbone
Rear-wheel suspension single-joint swing axle
Front springs coil springs, torsion bar stabilizer
Rear springs coil springs
Shock absorber front/rear telescopic shock absorbers
Steering recirculating-ball steering
Steering ratio 20.8:1 / 4 turns lock-to-lock
Brake system (foot brake) hydraulic (vacuum booster optional), acting on front- and rear wheels; four-wheel drum brakes
Parking brake (hand brake) mechanical, acting on rear wheels
Diameter of brake discs and/or brake drums brake drums front / rear: 230 mm
Wheels sheet-steel wheels
Wheel rims drop center rim 5 K x 13
Tires 6.40-13
Driven wheels rear wheels
Drivetrain divided cardan shaft

 

Transmission and performance

Gearing 4-speed manual transmission

Availability Standard
Shifting steering-column shift lever
Clutch dry single-disc clutch
Transmission type change-speed gear
Syncromesh gears I - IV
Gear ratios I: 3.52; II: 2.32; III: 1.52; IV: 1.0; R: 3.29
Final drive ratio 4.10; from 08.1957: 3.90
Maximum speed 148 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 17 s
Comments acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
Fuel consumption 11.2 l
by Guideline DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10%

 

Transmission and performance Hydrak

Hydraulic-automatic clutch "Hydrak" (my car is not equipped with this)

Availibility At request (from 08.1957)
Shifting Lenkradschaltung
Clutch hydraulisch-automatische Kupplung "Hydrak"
Transmission type Zahnrad-Wechselgetriebe
Syncromesh gears I - IV
Gear ratios I. 3,52; II. 2,32; III. 1,52; IV. 1,0; R. 3,29
Final drive ratio 3,90
Maximum speed 148 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 17 s
Comments Beschleunigung mit Durchschalten von 0 - 100 km/h; Belastung 2 Personen
Fuel consumption 11,4 l
by Guideline DIN 70030, ermittelt bei 3/4 der Höchstgeschwindigkeit, maximal 110 km/h, unter Zuschlag von 10%

 

Dimensions and Weights

Wheelbase 2750 mm
Front / rear track 1430 / 1470 mm
Length 4650 mm; from 08.1957: 4680 mm
Width 1740 mm
Height 1560 mm
Turning circle diameter 11 m
Kerb weight 1260 kg (with Hydrak: 1275 kg)
by Guideline DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
Gross weight 1725 kg
Gross axle weight; front 825 kg
Gross axle weight; rear 900 kg
Payload 465 kg (with Hydrak: 450 kg)

 

General Data

Units produced 27,842 sedans, 3 chassis
Prices 05.1956: DM 10,500.00