The 2-liter 6-cylinder M02 engine of the 8/38 is the basis of its name, as it develops 38 hp. While it was a good engine for the time, the M 02 was quickly modified to deliver more power and quickly turned into new-generation models. A slightly evolved version of the 8/38 from 1926, the model "Stuttgart" underwent minor stylistic adjustments for the next generation. The car was available with a choice of various bodies in sedan and coupe / convertible type regular, suicide and reverse doors. The geometry of the car was well balanced between the rounded and flowing shapes and the square, angular architecture of the cabin. The car had several "hidden" details such as Mercedes-Benz engravings that could only be seen with the car doors open, as they were placed just above the sills on a narrow strip that was not visible behind them.