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Chrysler Crown Imperial

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Chrysler Crown Imperial

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5422 cm3 / 330.9 cu in / 330.9 cu in, 134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 423.0 N·m / 312.0 lb·ft / 312.0 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChryslerIssued from1954
ModelCrown ImperialIssued until
SerieCrownNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryUS,AU,ES,FR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5830 mm / 229.5 in / 229.5 inTotal (curb) weight2430 kg / 5357 lb / 5357 lb
Width2054 mm / 80.9 in / 80.9 inDry weight
Height1746 mm / 68.7 in / 68.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3696 mm / 145.5 in / 145.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance216 mm / 8.5 in / 8.5 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)3.05 m2 / 32.8 sq ft / 32.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.8 mm / 3.81 in / 3.81 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.1 mm / 3.63 in / 3.63 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5422 cm3 / 330.9 cu in / 330.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity677.75 cm3/cylinder / 41.359 cu in/cylinder / 41.359 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque423.0 N·m / 312.0 lb·ft / 312.0 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.8 kW/l / 0.544 bhp/cu in / 0.544 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.0 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio74.1 kW/ton / 56.1 bhp/ton / 56.1 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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.90-15Tyres rear8.90-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chrysler Crown Imperial

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