Lancia Dilambda

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Lancia Dilambda (Coupé version)
Lancia Dilambda (Coupé version)
Production period: 1928-1935
Class : Upper class
Body versions : Touring car , limousine , coupé
Engines: Otto engine :
4.0 liters (74 kW)
Length: 4540-5052 mm
Width: 1710-1750 mm
Wheelbase : 3290-3475 mm
Empty weight : 1200-1350 kg
Previous model Lancia Lambda
successor Lancia Astura , Lancia Augusta and Lancia Artena

The Lancia Dilambda was a vehicle model by the Italian manufacturer Lancia , which was produced from 1928 to 1935.


A Dilambda from the first series (torpedo version)

It was officially presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1929. The top speed was 120 km / h and the output was 74 kW (101 hp). The Epsilon was developed for a production in the USA , but it was then produced in Europe.

The Dilambda was considered very fast in its time and had some technical innovations. A special feature of the motor was the narrow 24 ° V position and the use of silent blocks at the anchoring points. There was a device for refilling the engine oil by means of a pump, as well as central lubrication of the chassis via a small pedal on the dashboard. The cooler was thermostatically controlled. The independent suspension was groundbreaking. The tank had a supporting function.


There were a total of three model updates, most of which brought technical changes with them. The last series was only available with a long wheelbase, while the first two were produced in two additional wheelbases.

  • First series (1928–1931) in 1104 copies
  • Second series (1931–1933) in 300 copies with modified gears and brakes
  • Third series (1933–1935) in 281 copies with modified aerodynamics

Special owners

Erich Maria Remarque fled in his Dilambda together with Marlene Dietrich and her daughter from Germany to France and even dedicated a story to the car. The Dilambda was driven by numerous stars of the 1930s, such as Max Schmeling , Ernest Hemingway and Greta Garbo . Until the post-war period, Konstantin Prinz von Bayern drove a Lancia Dilambda Cabriolet, which he called the car of my life .

Web links

Commons : Lancia Dilambda  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ulf Geyersbach: "- And so I bought a car": Writers and their automobiles, p. 86