There must be greater flexibility, so that a car may be handled with facility in traffic. This requisite is the more important, since a depleted man power is compelling an increasing number of motorists to do their own driving.
There must be enough power to reduce gear shifting to a minimum.
There must be a speed that will enable a car to cover more territory, so that its owner can double his activities.
Transportation, whether of freight or of passengers, has assumed through war a new importance.
Transportation is being diverted to the highways. As railroads are compelled to increase passenger rates, and as congestion grows more serious,
increased distance touring by motor car is assured.
The car of superior performance is, therefore, more needed than ever.
Our engineers have made experiments with all innovations in motor design. The engine now presented proved its supremacy in our tests. It is,
therefore, confidently offered to the public as a car worth its price, a car that will give the maximum length of service with minimum
inconvenience and smallest outlay for maintenance.
There is nothing complicated about the changes. Dual Valve Six means a six-cylinder engine with two valxes where there was one before, or
four valves per cylinder, twenty-four altogether. This means a maximum explosive charge and a thorough cleaning out of the exhaust products with
a resultant accession of horse power.
BETTER MILEAGE FROM GASOLINE
With the additional power gained the "Series Five" car will be a master hill-climber, it will have a new flexibility, it will require
a minimum of gear shifting, and on top of all this will present the user with a new economy in gasoline consumption.
Forty per cent has been gained in maximum horse power and thirty per cent in efficiency. There is a twenty per cent greater acceleration from
ten to sixty miles per hour, as compared with the previous 48 B-4 model.
Although the maximum speed of the car is eleven per cent greater, it has been found possible to get eleven per cent more mileage per
gallon of gasoline.