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DB Coach

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 DB Coach

2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 851 cm3 / 51.9 cu in / 51.9 cu in, 35.8 kW / 48.0 hp / 48.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 64.0 N·m / 47.2 lb·ft / 47.2 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 156 km/h / 97 mph / 97 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DBIssued from1954
ModelCoachIssued until
SerieCoachNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDBCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3950 mm / 155.5 in / 155.5 inTotal (curb) weight585 kg / 1290 lb / 1290 lb
Width1581 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1327 mm / 52.2 in / 52.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2134 mm / 84.0 in / 84.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.85  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.78 m2 / 19.2 sq ft / 19.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves4
Engine ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement851 cm3 / 51.9 cu in / 51.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity425.50 cm3/cylinder / 25.966 cu in/cylinder / 25.966 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power35.8 kW / 48.0 hp / 48.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque64.0 N·m / 47.2 lb·ft / 47.2 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.3 kW / 19.2 hp / 19.2 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output42.1 kW/l / 0.925 bhp/cu in / 0.925 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.2 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed156 km/h / 97 mph / 97 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.0 kW/ton / 62.2 bhp/ton / 62.2 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of DB Coach

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