The Benz Break was an automobile manufactured by the German automotive firm Benz & Cie from 1898 to 1901. It was offered parallel to the Dos-à-Dos, and often served as an omnibus.
The vehicle was fitted with a rear-mounted two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine. From 1898 to 1900, the engines used had a capacity of 4245cc and could generate between 13 and 15 bhp (9.6 to 11 kW) of output at 820 rpm. However, a weaker-engined vehicle was offered from 1899 to 1901. It had a displacement of 2690cc and was capable of between 8 and 10 bhp (5.9 to 7.4 kW) at 920 rpm. The stronger of the two models featured twelve seats, while its weaker counterpart only had eight.
The cars were equipped with wooden-spoked wheels with solid rubber or pneumatic tires and solid, leaf-sprung axles. They used a three-step countershaft transmission with reverse gear, which was connected to the rear wheels via chains. Both variants of the vehicle had a top speed of about 30 km/h.
An example of the Benz Break could be bought new for 6500 goldmark during production.
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