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Packard De Luxe Eight

(1949 model)

Brief specs of 1949 Packard De Luxe Eight

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4720 cm3 / 288.0 cu in / 288.0 cu in, 96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PackardIssued from1949
ModelDe Luxe EightIssued until
SerieDeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPackardCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5207 mm / 205.0 in / 205.0 inTotal (curb) weight1787 kg / 3940 lb / 3940 lb
Width1969 mm / 77.5 in / 77.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3048 mm / 120.0 in / 120.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity64 l / 14.0 UK gal / 16.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

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) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerPackardValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4720 cm3 / 288.0 cu in / 288.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity590.00 cm3/cylinder / 36.004 cu in/cylinder / 36.004 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.5 kW/l / 0.451 bhp/cu in / 0.451 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.8 kW/ton / 55.1 bhp/ton / 55.1 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 frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsLHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Packard De Luxe Eight

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