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Segment: Luxury

After a two year development, Mercedes-Benz launched the “Grand Mercedes” at the end of 1930.

It was the most luxurious vehicle offered by the German car-maker.

The Grosser Mercedes, or Grand Mercedes, W07 was intended to be the ultimate luxury and performance vehicle. The specialized publications from the era recorded that the car was safe to drive even at “breathtaking speeds of over 120 kph” (75 mph). The Grand Mercedes was offered with a supercharged or naturally aspirated engine.

It was one of the most expensive cars from its era and it was built to carry up to seven passengers aboard. It shared the same chassis with the Cabriolet D, with a long wheelbase and four doors. The three-row seating arrangement was considered a luxury design. In front of the last row of seats, it featured a removable additional windshield. The canvas-top was long enough to cover all three rows and it was carried over from the Cabriolet D.

The W07 Grosser Mercedes was produced in 117 units and the most common body version was the Pullman saloon with 42 units, followed by the Tourenwagen (open tourer) with 29 units. Unlike its Cabriolet D sibling, the Tourenwagen was offered exclusively with a supercharged engine. The eight-cylinder engine offered 200 hp and it was mated to a 3-speed gearbox via a twin-disc clutch system.

MERCEDES BENZ "Grosser Mercedes" Tourenwagen  (W07) 1931 - 1938 7 Photos
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MERCEDES BENZ "Grosser Mercedes" Tourenwagen (W07) 1931 - 1938
  2 gasoline engines
  • 770
  • 770 Kompressor

MERCEDES BENZ "Grosser Mercedes" Tourenwagen (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)
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" Tourenwagen (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)
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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