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Lanchester Dauphin

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Lanchester Dauphin

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2433 cm3 / 148.5 cu in / 148.5 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 178.0 N·m / 131.3 lb·ft / 131.3 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LanchesterIssued from1954
ModelDauphinIssued until
SerieDauphinNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLanchesterCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4788 mm / 188.5 in / 188.5 inTotal (curb) weight1448 kg / 3192 lb / 3192 lb
Width1715 mm / 67.5 in / 67.5 inDry weight
Height1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2642 mm / 104.0 in / 104.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 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 ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.86
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2433 cm3 / 148.5 cu in / 148.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity405.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.745 cu in/cylinder / 24.745 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque178.0 N·m / 131.3 lb·ft / 131.3 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.7 kW/l / 0.674 bhp/cu in / 0.674 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.2 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio69.1 kW/ton / 52.3 bhp/ton / 52.3 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
SteeringBishop cam & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension 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 Lanchester Dauphin

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