Lancia Dilambda (Coupé version)
|Class :||Upper class|
|Body versions :||Touring car , limousine , coupé|
Otto engine :
4.0 liters (74 kW)
|Wheelbase :||3290-3475 mm|
|Empty weight :||1200-1350 kg|
|Previous model||Lancia Lambda|
|successor||Lancia Astura , Lancia Augusta and Lancia Artena|
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
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 .
- Ulf Geyersbach: "- And so I bought a car": Writers and their automobiles, p. 86