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The 25/55 PS was a passenger car initially built by the German automotive firm Benz & Cie from 1912 to 1915, as a more powerful variant of the 16/40 PS and later the 18/45 PS. It was replaced by the six-cylinder 25/65 PS in 1915, but later replaced its successor in 1918, and continued to be manufactured until 1920.

The 25/55 PS was fitted with a 6510cc four-cylinder engine capable of generating 55 bhp (40 kW) of output at 1500 rpm. Engine power was transferred from a leather cone clutch to a four-speed gearbox, and from there via a shaft drive or chains (to 1915) to the rear wheels, depending on what the customer ordered. The vehicle had a top speed of 85 km/h and consumed approximately 25 litres per 100 km. It weighed between 1700 and 1900 kg, measured 4700 mm long, 1720 mm wide, and 2200 mm high, and rode on a wheelbase of 3400 to 3500 mm.

The vehicle was offered as a double phaeton, landaulet, and saloon, and was equipped with rigid axles and leaf-sprung wooden or wire-spoked wheels. A chassis of the 25/55 PS could be bought new for 15,500 mark during production.

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