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Daimler 4-Litre Straight 8

(1938 model)

Brief specs of 1938 Daimler 4-Litre Straight 8

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3960 cm3 / 241.7 cu in / 241.7 cu in, 70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DaimlerIssued from1938
Model4-Litre Straight 8Issued until
Serie4-LitreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDaimlerCountryDE,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4890 mm / 192.5 in / 192.5 inTotal (curb) weight1930 kg / 4255 lb / 4255 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

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 constructionBore77.5 mm / 3.05 in / 3.05 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke105.0 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3960 cm3 / 241.7 cu in / 241.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity495.00 cm3/cylinder / 30.207 cu in/cylinder / 30.207 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output17.9 kW/l / 0.393 bhp/cu in / 0.393 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.86

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio49.2 kW/ton / 37.3 bhp/ton / 37.3 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 circle13.1 m / 43.0 ft / 43.0 ft
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 4-Litre Straight 8

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