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M 11644 Engine, 1901

The first engine equipped with a honeycomb structure radiator. Small weight of the four-cylinder power unit constructed by Wilhelm Maybach allowed for lowering the centre of gravity of the vehicle and improved driving. It was the first unit installed in a car called Mercedes. Created by Wilhelm Maybach and Paul Daimler for Emil Jellinek, an Austrian car lover and a great enthusiast of Daimler’s company, the first Mercedes 35 hp was produced in Stuttgart by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). The car had a light, steel body, strong chassis which allowed for placing the gasoline engine close to the ground, lowering the centre of gravity. Originally the model was designed as a race car, however in subsequent years Mercedes 35 PS was developed as a car for everyday use.

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