Posts Tagged: Wilhelm Maybach

Daimler 35 hp Mercedes (1901)
By October 30, 2013 Read More →

Daimler 35 hp Mercedes (1901)

Designed by Wilhelm Maybach, the Daimler 35 hp Mercedes from 1901 featured many design innovations that are still being used in cars today all over the world.

Wilhelm Maybach’s 35 hp engine (1900)
By October 30, 2013 Read More →

Wilhelm Maybach’s 35 hp engine (1900)

In 1900, Wilhelm Maybach designed a completely new engine for the new Daimler 35 hp Mercedes model. With a bore/stroke ratio of 116 x 140 mm, the engine had a total displacement of 5918cc and output of around 35 hp.

Wilhelm Maybach
By October 29, 2013 Read More →

Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach can be considered as the creator of the modern car. He was responsible for many of the innovations that would have a lasting influence on vehicle design. The 35 hp Mercedes from 1901 bears many of the design features one still finds today in cars all over the world.

Daimler wire-wheel car (1889)
By June 23, 2010 Read More →

Daimler wire-wheel car (1889)

In 1889 at the World Exposition in Paris, Gottlieb Daimler had installed thirty electric light bulbs around his stand, powered by current generated from his “illumination car”, a mobile mini power station equipped with Daimler engine and electricity generator. The light from his bulbs highlighted one exhibit in particular that had yet to achieve its breakthrough – the four-wheeled wire-wheel car.

Gottlieb Daimler’s grandfather clock
By April 6, 2010 Read More →

Gottlieb Daimler’s grandfather clock

The history of the “grandfather clock” engine goes back to the year 1882, when Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach began work in Cannstatt on a light-weight, high-speed, four-stroke engine. But the ignition represented a major challenge if they were to achieve higher engine speeds and thus a higher output compared with previous combustion engines. Maybach first concentrated on this problem, working through countless patent specifications before finally coming across the Englishman Watson’s uncontrolled hot-tube ignition system, which proved suitable for the high engine speeds they aspired to.