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Daimler Double Six

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Daimler Double Six

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5344 cm3 / 326.1 cu in / 326.1 cu in, 197.6 kW / 265.0 hp / 265.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DaimlerIssued from1972
ModelDouble SixIssued until
SerieDouble SixNumber 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

Length4800 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight1778 kg / 3920 lb / 3920 lb
Width1772 mm / 69.8 in / 69.8 inDry weight
Height1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2769 mm / 109.0 in / 109.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.44Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.96 m2 / 10.3 sq ft / 10.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)23.8 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerJaguarValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supply4 Ze carbsEngine displacement5344 cm3 / 326.1 cu in / 326.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity445.33 cm3/cylinder / 27.176 cu in/cylinder / 27.176 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power197.6 kW / 265.0 hp / 265.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.6 kW / 42.4 hp / 42.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.0 kW/l / 0.813 bhp/cu in / 0.813 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio149.0 kW/ton / 112.9 bhp/ton / 112.9 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil 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 Double Six

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