Thursday 2nd October 1930
Daimler-Benz AG presented its biggest, heaviest and most expensive passenger car, the 770 model, “Big Mercedes” (W07) at the Paris Motor Show; it had a 7.7 litre, straight 8-cylinder engine. Citroen introduced the 55 mph C4F to replace the C4. The 1.628 litre engine – mounted on four rubber blocks – developed 30 bhp at 3,000 rpm and had a 9 bhp rating. Between September 1930 and July 1931, some 47,576 examples were built. Forty six French automobile makers and 46 non-French automobile makers exhibited at the show.