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Salmson 2300 GT

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Salmson 2300 GT

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2328 cm3 / 142.1 cu in / 142.1 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 176.0 N·m / 129.8 lb·ft / 129.8 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SalmsonIssued from1953
Model2300 GTIssued until
Serie2300Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4410 mm / 173.6 in / 173.6 inTotal (curb) weight1247 kg / 2749 lb / 2749 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2685 mm / 105.7 in / 105.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.5 UK gal / 18.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.88 m2 / 20.2 sq ft / 20.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerSalmsonValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke105.0 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.8
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement2328 cm3 / 142.1 cu in / 142.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity582.00 cm3/cylinder / 35.516 cu in/cylinder / 35.516 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque176.0 N·m / 129.8 lb·ft / 129.8 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.2 kW/l / 0.774 bhp/cu in / 0.774 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.6 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.6


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.00 s / 13.00 s / 13.00 sPower-to-weight ratio88.2 kW/ton / 66.8 bhp/ton / 66.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringcam & pegSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.1 m / 33.1 ft / 33.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf spring, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Cantilevern
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Salmson 2300 GT


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