Opel 6/14 PS double phaeton (1910)
|Class :||Middle class|
|Body versions :||Touring car , Phaeton , Landaulet|
|Engines:|| Otto engine : |
1.55 liters (10.3 kW)
|Wheelbase :||2560 mm|
|Empty weight :||Chassis: 600 kg|
|Previous model||Opel 8/9 PS|
|successor||Opel 6/16 hp|
History and technology
The 6/12 PS and the 6/14 PS were the first mid-range Opel that the Rüsselsheim automobile manufacturer offered based on its own design and no longer based on the Darracq system .
The engine was a four - cylinder block engine with 1544 cm³ displacement (bore × stroke = 64 mm × 120 mm), the 14 HP (10.3 kW) at 1500 / min. performed. The side-controlled engine was water-cooled. The engine power was transmitted to the rear axle via a leather cone clutch, a manual three-speed gearbox and a cardan shaft . The maximum speed of the car was 50 km / h.
The frame consisted of sheet steel U-profiles. As with the predecessor, the two rigid axles were suspended from semi-elliptical longitudinal leaf springs. The service brake was designed as an internal shoe brake that acted on the transmission output shaft. The handbrake worked on the drums on the rear wheels.
The cheapest variant (Phaeton) cost 5600 Reichsmarks .
While the sister model 6/12 PS was discontinued in the year of its appearance, the 6/14 PS was still available until the end of 1910. The 6/16 PS replaced it in the following year .
- Werner Oswald: German Cars 1885–1920. Volume 1. Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-613-02211-7 , pp. 281-299.