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Daimler SP 250 `Dart'

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Daimler SP 250 `Dart'

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2548 cm3 / 155.5 cu in / 155.5 cu in, 102.2 kW / 137.1 hp / 137.1 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DaimlerIssued from1959
ModelSP 250 `Dart'Issued until
SerieSPNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDaimlerCountryDE,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4077 mm / 160.5 in / 160.5 inTotal (curb) weight940 kg / 2072 lb / 2072 lb
Width1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inDry weight
Height1276 mm / 50.2 in / 50.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2337 mm / 92.0 in / 92.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.67 m2 / 17.9 sq ft / 17.9 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 ManufacturerDaimlerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2548 cm3 / 155.5 cu in / 155.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity318.50 cm3/cylinder / 19.436 cu in/cylinder / 19.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power102.2 kW / 137.1 hp / 137.1 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.6 kW / 39.6 hp / 39.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.1 kW/l / 0.881 bhp/cu in / 0.881 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.4 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.58

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.80 s / 6.80 s / 6.80 sTop (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.10 s / 11.10 s / 11.10 sPower-to-weight ratio145.7 kW/ton / 110.4 bhp/ton / 110.4 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
Steeringcam & leverSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle10.2 m / 33.5 ft / 33.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Daimler SP 250 `Dart'

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