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Hudson Commodore

(1949 model)

Brief specs of 1949 Hudson Commodore

4-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4170 cm3 / 254.5 cu in / 254.5 cu in, 95.4 kW / 127.9 hp / 127.9 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HudsonIssued from1949
ModelCommodoreIssued until
SerieCommodoreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHudsonCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5271 mm / 207.5 in / 207.5 inTotal (curb) weight1656 kg / 3651 lb / 3651 lb
Width1956 mm / 77.0 in / 77.0 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 ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke114.3 mm / 4.50 in / 4.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.67
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4170 cm3 / 254.5 cu in / 254.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity521.25 cm3/cylinder / 31.809 cu in/cylinder / 31.809 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power95.4 kW / 127.9 hp / 127.9 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.2 kW / 51.2 hp / 51.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.9 kW/l / 0.503 bhp/cu in / 0.503 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.12
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio77.3 kW/ton / 58.6 bhp/ton / 58.6 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension 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 Hudson Commodore

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