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The 24/40 PS was a middle-class automobile built by the German automotive firm Benz & Cie from 1907 to 1910. It was preceded by the 35/40 PS and subsequently replaced by the 16/35 PS.

The 24/40 PS was fitted with a 6105cc four-cylinder engine capable of generating 40 bhp (29 kW) of power at 1400 rpm. Engine power was transferred from a leather cone clutch to a four-speed gearbox, and from there via chains or a propshaft to the rear wheels, depending on what the customer ordered. It could reach speeds up to 80 km/h and consumed approximately 23 litres per 100 km. The weight of a chassis alone was between 1100 and 1250 kg, and the vehicle rode on a wheelbase of between 3000 and 3170 mm.

A leaf-sprung chassis of the 24/40 PS with wooden spoke wheels and pneumatic tires could be purchased for 16,000 goldmark during production. A chain drive was optional, and costed a supplementary 1000 mark.

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