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Chrysler 300 C

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Chrysler 300 C

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 5425 cm3 / 331.1 cu in / 331.1 cu in, 221.0 kW / 296.4 hp / 296.4 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 477.0 N·m / 351.8 lb·ft / 351.8 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChryslerIssued from1955
Model300 CIssued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryUS,AU,ES,FR


Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)6430 l / 227.07 cu ft / 227.07 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5570 mm / 219.3 in / 219.3 inTotal (curb) weight1930 kg / 4255 lb / 4255 lb
Width2020 mm / 79.5 in / 79.5 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3210 mm / 126.4 in / 126.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.59 m2 / 27.9 sq ft / 27.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.30 m2 / 14.0 sq ft / 14.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)32.2 kW / 43.2 hp / 43.2 hp (est.)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5425 cm3 / 331.1 cu in / 331.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power221.0 kW / 296.4 hp / 296.4 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque477.0 N·m / 351.8 lb·ft / 351.8 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)88.4 kW / 118.5 hp / 118.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output40.7 kW/l / 0.895 bhp/cu in / 0.895 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque87.9 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio155.4 kW/ton / 117.7 bhp/ton / 117.7 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 locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chrysler 300 C


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