The Mercedes-Benz W196 was a Formula One racing car produced by Mercedes-Benz for the 1954 and 1955 F1 seasons. Successor to the W194, in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss it won 9 of 12 races entered and captured the only two world championships in which it competed.|
A crash at Le Mans that year ended its short-lived domination and spelled the end for the W196, as Mercedes pulled out of competitive racing in 1955 and did not return for another three decades.
|The 2,496.87 cc (152.368 cu in) straight 8 delivered 257 bhp. The W196 was the only F1 car with advanced fuel injection technology.|
|At the Bonhams Goodwood sale in 2013 the W196 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio made $29,650,095.|