Mercedes Simplex


1904 Mercedes Simplex

Scale:                            1:8

Release:                        1994

Limited Edition:              25

Model Size:                   21”L x 9”W x 12”H

Base Type:                    Black Walnut

Base/Case Size:           30”L x 19”Wx 17”H

Availability:                    Sold Out

The Mercedes Simplex was an automobile produced from 1902-09 by the Daimler Motoren Gessellschaft (DMG) . It continued the use of the Mercedes name as the brand of DMG, rather than Daimler. The Mercedes Simplex was designed by Wilhelm Maybach in Stuttgart, Germany. It featured powerful engines whose power ranged from 40 to 60 hp). Its large and wide body had a low center of gravity.

The car's predecessor, the Mercedes 35 hp of 1901, had broken with the previous primitive automotive standards. Now, DMG and Maybach intended to improve this further by providing "comfort by means of simplicity", hence the name Simplex. A complementary explanation for the name is that, by the standards of 1901, the car was very simple to operate.