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Segment: Luxury

In 1930, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Grand Mercedes as its flagship, the most luxurious vehicle produced by the German carmaker and offered as a four-door open-top vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz was already known for its luxurious vehicles, and, besides the limousines and coupes, it offered convertible versions as well. It was straightforward to do that in the '30s when most cars (except Lancia Lambda) featured a body-on-frame construction. Even though it was a heavy vehicle, thanks to its large engine, it could quickly get up to 75 mph (120 kph), which was considered "breathtaking."

The Cabriolet F was the vehicle used by Kaiser Whilhelm II until his death, and it was indeed a royal vehicle. Its pined-out radiator grille resembled the bow of a battlecruiser. Unlike the rest of the open-top versions, the Cabriolet F had multiple choices to open the vehicle. The driver's area was covered or uncovered independently from the passengers' area. Moreover, the carmaker added a panel and a windscreen between those areas, so the driver couldn't hear the talks in the back.

Also, there were different materials used for the driver and for the passengers' seats. In the back, there was the finest leather upholstery available on the market and natural wood veneers. Since it was primarily built for high-ranking officials, Mercedes-Benz added an option for a handle in front of the rear seats, so the passenger could stand up while waving to the crowds.

Mercedes-Benz installed an inline-eight engine under the long Grosser-Mercedes hood. It was offered with or without a supercharger and offered the possibility to install the blower afterward if the owner considered it.

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MERCEDES BENZ "Grosser Mercedes" Cabriolet F (W07) 1931 - 1938
  2 gasoline engines
  • 770
  • 770 Kompressor

MERCEDES BENZ "Grosser Mercedes" Cabriolet F (W07) 770

ENGINE SPECS  –  770
Cylinders
L8
Displacement
7655 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 2800 RPM
150 HP @ 2800 RPM
148 BHP @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
93 mph (150 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Semi-automatic, 3 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
7.00-20
DIMENSIONS
Length
220.5 in (5601 mm)
Width
72.5 in (1842 mm)
Height
72 in (1829 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
147.6 in (3749 mm)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
8.1 mpg US (29 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
691 g/km

MERCEDES BENZ "Grosser Mercedes" Cabriolet F (W07) 770 Kompressor

ENGINE SPECS  –  770 Kompressor
Cylinders
L8
Displacement
7655 cm3
Power
147 KW @ 2800 RPM
200 HP @ 2800 RPM
197 BHP @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99 mph (159 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Semi-automatic, 3 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
7.00-20
DIMENSIONS
Length
220.5 in (5601 mm)
Width
72.5 in (1842 mm)
Height
72 in (1829 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
147.6 in (3749 mm)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
7.8 mpg US (30.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
718 g/km
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