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Daimler 2½-Litre V8

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Daimler 2½-Litre V8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2548 cm3 / 155.5 cu in / 155.5 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 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, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DaimlerIssued from1962
Model2½-Litre V8Issued until
Serie2.5-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

Length4591 mm / 180.7 in / 180.7 inTotal (curb) weight1473 kg / 3247 lb / 3247 lb
Width1695 mm / 66.7 in / 66.7 inDry weight
Height1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2727 mm / 107.4 in / 107.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance159 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 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 power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 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)14.1 kW / 18.9 hp / 18.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.0 kW/l / 0.900 bhp/cu in / 0.900 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.4 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.07
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.20 s / 10.20 s / 10.20 sTop (maximal) speed180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.0 kW/ton / 72.0 bhp/ton / 72.0 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.7Turning circle10.2 m / 33.5 ft / 33.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearCL, 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 2½-Litre V8

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