The Maico MC 500/4 is a car that was released in June 1956. It was a largely identical but stronger version of the Maico MC 400/4.
The two-door sedan could seat four people.
The wheelbase was 207 cm long and the track had a width of 120 cm at the front and 115.5 cm at the rear. The overal vehicle length is 343 cm, width is 147 cm and the height is 135.5 cm. With a curb weight of 575 kg, the maximum permissible weight is 880 kg.
The water-cooled two-cylinder two stroke engine of Heinkel had a displacement of 452 cm³ and produced 13 kW. It was mounted in the rear of the vehicle and was to a four-speed transmission. The top speed was 95 km/h and fuel consumption was reported to be 6 litres per 100 km.
Price and quantity
The price was 3490 DM for the standard version and 3590 DM for the deluxe model. A heater was added to the options list for 75 DM. A total of 6301 cars were made.
Due to a number of cars having defects such as a breaking steering lever, many costly complaints ruined the image of the car.