• Short Summary

    A STAR ATTRACTION AT NEXT WEEK'S FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW WILL BE A REMARKABLE NEW SPORTS CAR, THE MERCEDES-BENZ C III, WHICH WILL BE ON SHOW TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME.

  • Description

    A STAR ATTRACTION AT NEXT WEEK'S FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW WILL BE A REMARKABLE NEW SPORTS CAR, THE MERCEDES-BENZ C III, WHICH WILL BE ON SHOW TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME. POWERED BY A THREE-CHAMBER ROTARY WANKEL ENGINE - THE FIRST TIME THAT THREE ROTARY ENGINES HAVE BEEN LINKED TOGETHER - THE NEW CAR WILL BE CAPABLE OF A TOP SPEED OF ABOUT 162 M.P.H. (260 KM P.H.).

    AT PRESENT, THE MERCEDES-BENZ COMPANY HAS BUILT ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF C III MODELS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES. NO PLANS HAVE YET BEEN FINALIZED FOR OFFERING THE CAR FOR SALE. THE COMPANY IS STRESSING THAT A FULL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE CAR IS MARKETED.

    THE COMPANY HAS ALSO MADE IT CLEAR THAT IT DOES NOT INTEND TO ENTER THE CAR FOR THE WORLD RACING CIRCUITS - THOUGH THE C III COULD CREATE AN IMPRESSION IN RACES WHERE ROTARY ENGINES ARE ALLOWED, SUCH AS THE 24-HOUR-RACE AT LE MANS.

    THE POWER UNIT ON THE C III IS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE REAR AXLE. FUEL IS SUPPLIED BY MEANS OF DIRECT INJECTED FROM TWO FUEL TANKS. THE CAR IS EQUIPPED WITH A TRANSISTORIZED IGNITION SYSTEM WITH A SINGLE SPARK PLUG IN EACH ROTOR HOUSING. A GLASS FIBRE REINFORCED BODY IS EQUIPPED WITH GULL-WING DOORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABCPG4RRM6VMY658OVFT0U04OK
    Media URN:
    VLVABCPG4RRM6VMY658OVFT0U04OK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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