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Delage 3-Litre

(1946 model)

Brief specs of 1946 Delage 3-Litre

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2988 cm3 / 182.3 cu in / 182.3 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DelageIssued from1946
Model3-LitreIssued until
Serie3-LitreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5093 mm / 200.5 in / 200.5 inTotal (curb) weight1525 kg / 3362 lb / 3362 lb
Width1715 mm / 67.5 in / 67.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3150 mm / 124.0 in / 124.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerDelageValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.7 mm / 3.30 in / 3.30 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.5 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2988 cm3 / 182.3 cu in / 182.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.00 cm3/cylinder / 30.390 cu in/cylinder / 30.390 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.2 kW / 35.2 hp / 35.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.9 kW/l / 0.482 bhp/cu in / 0.482 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.18


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio57.7 kW/ton / 43.7 bhp/ton / 43.7 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Delage 3-Litre


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