MERCEDES BENZ Typ 320 Pullman Cabriolet F (W142) 1937-1942 Photos, engines & full specs

Segment: Roadster & Convertible
Production years: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942

MERCEDES BENZ Typ 320 Pullman Cabriolet F (W142) 1937-1942 2 Photos
MERCEDES BENZ Typ 320 Pullman Cabriolet F (W142) (1937-1942)MERCEDES BENZ Typ 320 Pullman Cabriolet F (W142) (1937-1942)

Mercedes-Benz launched the Typ 320 at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition (IAMA) in Berlin in February 1937. Then, in 1939, it introduced the upgraded version: the Pullman.

Designed for those who asked for more luxury and comfort than what Maybach or other top-shelf car manufacturers could offer. The Pullman version distinguished itself from the rest of the W142 lineup with its longer wheelbase and the different bodyworks. Besides the four-door, closed bodywork version, Mercedes-Benz also offered an open-top option for the Pullman, named Cabriolet F.

Unlike other open-top versions of the W142, the Cabriolet F sported a bodywork with four doors and three side windows. At the front, the car sported the same front fascia as the fixed-head version. In addition, it featured a pair of headlights between the front fenders and the engine compartment, ditching the former solution with the headlamps mounted on a curved cross-bar. The removable top could have been retracted behind the rearmost seats, above the trunk.

Inside, the W142 Pullman Cabriolet F offered up to six seats: two for the driver and side passenger, two rearward-facing jump-seats, and two face-forwarding seats in the back, for the most important occupants of the vehicle. Since it was the most luxurious version of the Typ 320 lineup, the cabin boasted expensive materials such as leather, wood, and chromed parts.

Under the hood, Mercedes-Benz installed its 3.2-liter inline-six powerplant mated to a fully-synchronized four-speed manual transmission with a direct-ratio fourth gear. The front independent suspension featured a leaf spring underneath. At the same time, the rear dual-joint swing axle sported two helical springs on each side. In 1938, Germany limited the high-quality gasoline from the market. Hence, the automaker increased the engine's displacement to 3.4-liter to provide the same power as before.

MERCEDES BENZ Typ 320 Pullman Cabriolet F (W142) 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942
  1 gasoline engine
  • 320

MERCEDES BENZ Typ 320 Pullman Cabriolet F (W142)

Displacement:3208 cm3
Power:57 KW @ 4000 RPM
78 HP @ 4000 RPM
76 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque:161 lb-ft @ 1700 RPM
218 Nm @ 1700 RPM
Fuel System:Carburetor
Top Speed:78 mph (126 km/h)
Drive Type:Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox:Manual, 4 Speed
Tire Size:6.50-17
Length:206.7 in (5250 mm)
Width:69.7 in (1770 mm)
Height:70.5 in (1791 mm)
Front/rear Track:58.1/58.1 in (1,476/1,476 mm)
Wheelbase:129.9 in (3299 mm)
Combined:13.7 mpg US (17.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:408 g/km
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