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Segment: Upper Premium

The blokes at Spohn tweaked yet another Maybach model in 1951, fitting it with a custom-made body bristling with elegance.

Far form being extravagant, the SW 42 Ponton was another car for the incredibly rich, a vehicle which didn't spark bare-teeth expressed amazement but mute, solemn admiration. While other cars at the time seemed rather playful and energetic, the Ponton commands silence through its swift yet dead-serious design. Seen from above, the car looks as if it were made from three different parts with prominent sidelines and center body with a tapered nose ending with a large flat grille. Powered by a 6-straight 4.2 L petrol unit, the car was as powerful as any of the Maybach range at the time, with a power output of 140 hp.

MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn 1951 - 1954 9 Photos
MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn (1951 - 1954)
MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn 1951 - 1954
  2 gasoline engines
  • 4.2
  • 4.2 Lang

MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn 4.2

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
4196 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 4000 RPM
140 HP @ 4000 RPM
138 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99 mph (159 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Sequential, 4 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
7.50-17
DIMENSIONS
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/58.3 in (1,440/1,481 mm)
Wheelbase
133.1 in (3381 mm)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
427 g/km

MAYBACH Typ SW 42 "Ponton" by Spohn 4.2 Lang

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2 Lang
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
4196 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 4000 RPM
140 HP @ 4000 RPM
138 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99 mph (159 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Sequential, 4 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
7.50-17
DIMENSIONS
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/58.3 in (1,440/1,481 mm)
Wheelbase
144.9 in (3680 mm)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
427 g/km
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