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Daimler 4½-Litre Straight 8

(1936 model)

Brief specs of 1936 Daimler 4½-Litre Straight 8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4624 cm3 / 282.2 cu in / 282.2 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive, 116 km/h / 72 mph / 72 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DaimlerIssued from1936
Model4½-Litre Straight 8Issued until
Serie4.5-LitreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDaimlerCountryDE,UK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5182 mm / 204.0 in / 204.0 inTotal (curb) weight2388 kg / 5265 lb / 5265 lb
Width1854 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3607 mm / 142.0 in / 142.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.44  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerDaimlerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke115.0 mm / 4.53 in / 4.53 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.7
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement4624 cm3 / 282.2 cu in / 282.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity578.00 cm3/cylinder / 35.272 cu in/cylinder / 35.272 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.8 kW / 15.8 hp / 15.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output14.5 kW/l / 0.319 bhp/cu in / 0.319 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.38

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)20.20 s / 20.20 s / 20.20 sTop (maximal) speed116 km/h / 72 mph / 72 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio37.7 kW/ton / 28.6 bhp/ton / 28.6 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 frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Daimler 4½-Litre Straight 8

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