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The 24/50 PS and 25/55 PS were two cars produced by luxury carmaker German Opel from 1910 to 1916.
Profile and History
With the release of the production of the 25/40 PS, no longer present and therefore improved, remained a vacancy in the Opel range starting ten years, and was a post to be filled as quickly as possible. But the new car was ready to launch.
The 24/50 PS
This car was the 24/50 PS, which in fact went to take the place of the 25/40 PS. It was a new model, which proposed a more engine architecture to 4 -cylinder paired, but with the engine capacity reduced from 6334 to 6232 cm ³ . On the other hand, the power increased to maximum 50 hp at 1400 rev / min. For the distribution, is instead returned to the more usual solution side valves on one side only, solution that allowed the use of a single camshaft and not more than two, as in the models that preceded the 24/50 PS.
As for the transmission, without prejudice to the use of a cardan shaft and a change in four gears, it is returned to use a clutch cone in leather.
Some news also in the frame, always consists of a structure with longitudinal and transverse members, but which were mounted crossbows three quarters in regard to the sospensionie was eliminated double pedal brake system (found on previous models), in favor of a foot brake acting only on the gearbox.
The maximum speed was 85 km / h.
Initially, the 24/50 PS was available as a double- phaeton, landaulet or limousine, but since the beginning of 1912 it was proposed that the version with bodywork torpedo .
1912 was also the last year of commercialization of the 24/50 PS: at the end of that same year he was taken off production.
The 25/55 PS
The 24/50 PS was replaced by the 25/55 PS, launched in early 1913, which represented a natural evolution of the previous model. Was equipped with an engine renovated from 6514 cm ³ displacement, always 4-cylinder paired with side valves distribution. The maximum power was 62.5 HP at 1400 rpm / min.
The transmission resumed the characteristics of the schema of the previous model, but with the use of a cardan shaft in an oil bath.
The same was also the architecture and its solutions telaistica mechanical brakes and suspension.
News from the point of view of the body, such as limousines and Landaulet always available, but also with particular combinations between it and the phaeton. The maximum speed increased to 90 km / h.
The 25/55 PS was produced until 1916, his legacy would be resumed only in 1919, after the First World War, the 21/55 PS, with significantly lower.