1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1936 - 1941
Coach Work : Sindelfingen, Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd., Erdmann & Rossi
Weight : 5720 lbs | 2594.548 kg

Performance

0-60 mph : 16.4 seconds.
Top Speed : 105 mph | 168.945 km/h

Power

Supercharged Straight 8
Displacement : 5400 cc | 329.5 cu in. | 5.4 L.
Power : 180 HP (132.48 KW) @ 3500 RPM
Torque :318 Ft-Lbs (431 NM) @ 2200 RPM
Bore : 3.5 in | 88 mm.
Stroke : 4.4 in | 111 mm.
Main Bearings : 9
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Updraft carburetor
Transmission:
4 Manual

Production Figures

540K Production (1936-1941) : 419
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 206.5 in | 5245 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3289 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.
Special Roadster
Coach Work : Sindelfingen
Weight : 5700 lbs | 2585.477 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3290 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Special Cabriolet
Coach Work : Sindelfingen
Weight : 5700 lbs | 2585.477 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3290 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Cabriolet A Special
Coach Work : Sindelfingen
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 206.5 in | 5245 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3289 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.
Special Roadster
Coach Work : Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 206.5 in | 5245 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3289 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.
Spezial Coupe
Coach Work : Sindelfingen
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 206.5 in | 5245 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3289 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.
Sport Cabriolet A
Coach Work : Sindelfingen
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 206.5 in | 5245 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3289 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.
Cabriolet B
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 206.5 in | 5245 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3289 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.
Special Cabriolet
Coach Work : Erdmann & Rossi
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 206.5 in | 5245 mm.
Width : 75.0 in | 1905 mm.
Height : 65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Wheelbase : 129.5 in | 3289 mm.
Front Track : 59.5 in | 1511 mm.
Rear Track : 59.1 in | 1501 mm.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Independent

Steering
Worm and Nut

Tires / Wheels
Tires : Front : 6.50-17
Rear : 6.50-17

1936 Averages

Avg. Household Income : $1,713
Avg. Home : $3,925
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.10

The 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K measures 75.00 inches in width, 206.50 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 129.50 inches.


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Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
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