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The 39/100 PS was a sports car built by the German automotive firm Benz & Cie from 1912 to 1920, using an engine normally intended to be used for airships.

The vehicle was fitted with a 10,087cc four-cylinder engine capable of generating 100 bhp (74 kW) at 1400 rpm. Engine power was transferred from a leather cone clutch to a four-speed gearbox, and from there via a propshaft to the rear wheels. The 39/100 PS had a top speed of about 110 km, and consumed approximately 30 litres of petrol per 200 km. It weighed 1870 kg, measured 4800 mm long, 1700 mm wide, and 1450 mm high, and rode on a wheelbase of 3500 mm.

The 39/100 PS was equipped with rigid axles and leaf-sprung wooden or wire-spoked wheels. It was offered as a runabout for 26,500 mark, and as a landaulet and sedan for 28,500 mark.

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