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Lanchester DE 27

(1948 model)

Brief specs of 1948 Lanchester DE 27

4-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4095 cm3 / 249.9 cu in / 249.9 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LanchesterIssued from1948
ModelDE 27Issued until
SerieDENumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLanchesterCountryUK

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

Length5640 mm / 222.0 in / 222.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1855 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3518 mm / 138.5 in / 138.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

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 cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerDaimlerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.1 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke120.0 mm / 4.73 in / 4.73 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.71
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement4095 cm3 / 249.9 cu in / 249.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity682.50 cm3/cylinder / 41.649 cu in/cylinder / 41.649 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.0 kW/l / 0.440 bhp/cu in / 0.440 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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, 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 Lanchester DE 27

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