The Benz Tonneau, or Benz Phaeton, was a passenger car built by the German automotive firm Benz & Cie in 1902. It was the successor to the Benz Spider and the predecessor to the Benz Parsifal.

The car was only fitted with four-stroke two-cylinder boxer engines known as Benz Contra motors. The following engine variants were offered:

Capacity Bore × stroke Performance rpm
1710cc 100 mm × 110 mm 9 hp (6.6 kW) 920 rpm
2690cc 120 mm × 120 mm 12 hp (8.8 kW) 980 rpm
2940cc 125 mm × 120 mm 15 hp (11 kW) 1020 rpm
3720cc 135 mm × 130 mm 20 hp (14.7 kW) 980 rpm

The car had wooden spoke wheels with pneumatic tires. It was equipped with a four-speed countershaft transmission with reverse gear, which was connected to the rear wheels via a system of chains. The Tonneau could reach speeds up to 50 to 60 km/h, depending on the engine.

During production, the Tonneau's price range was between 7520 and 15,200 goldmark.

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