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Daimler DK 400 Limousine

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Daimler DK 400 Limousine

6-door 7-seater limousine, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4617 cm3 / 281.7 cu in / 281.7 cu in, 124.5 kW / 167.0 hp / 167.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 353.0 N·m / 260.4 lb·ft / 260.4 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual pre-selector 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DaimlerIssued from1956
ModelDK 400 LimousineIssued until
SerieDKNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDaimlerCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors6
Bodywork typelimousineNumber of seats7
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5512 mm / 217.0 in / 217.0 inTotal (curb) weight2032 kg / 4480 lb / 4480 lb
Width1956 mm / 77.0 in / 77.0 inDry weight
Height1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3302 mm / 130.0 in / 130.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.98 m2 / 32.0 sq ft / 32.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerDaimlerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke108.0 mm / 4.25 in / 4.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.88
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement4617 cm3 / 281.7 cu in / 281.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity769.50 cm3/cylinder / 46.958 cu in/cylinder / 46.958 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power124.5 kW / 167.0 hp / 167.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque353.0 N·m / 260.4 lb·ft / 260.4 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.0 kW / 22.8 hp / 22.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.0 kW/l / 0.593 bhp/cu in / 0.593 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.5 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual pre-selectorNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)11.40 s / 11.40 s / 11.40 sTop (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.2 kW/ton / 62.3 bhp/ton / 62.3 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-lock4Turning circle13.4 m / 44.0 ft / 44.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Daimler DK 400 Limousine

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