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Kaiser Manhattan

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Kaiser Manhattan

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3703 cm3 / 226.0 cu in / 226.0 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 3650 rpm / 3650 rpm / 3650 rpm, 271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)KaiserIssued from1955
ModelManhattanIssued until
SerieManhattanNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerKaiserCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5477 mm / 215.6 in / 215.6 inTotal (curb) weight1531 kg / 3375 lb / 3375 lb
Width1902 mm / 74.9 in / 74.9 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3010 mm / 118.5 in / 118.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity77 l / 17.0 UK gal / 20.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.47 m2 / 26.6 sq ft / 26.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.1 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.76
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement3703 cm3 / 226.0 cu in / 226.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity617.17 cm3/cylinder / 37.662 cu in/cylinder / 37.662 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio7.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 3650 rpm / 3650 rpm / 3650 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.2 kW / 47.2 hp / 47.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.8 kW/l / 0.522 bhp/cu in / 0.522 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.2 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio77.1 kW/ton / 58.4 bhp/ton / 58.4 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 circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Kaiser Manhattan

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