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Packard 300

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Packard 300

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 5361 cm3 / 327.1 cu in / 327.1 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PackardIssued from1953
Model300Issued until
Serie300Number 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

Length5537 mm / 218.0 in / 218.0 inTotal (curb) weight1771 kg / 3904 lb / 3904 lb
Width1981 mm / 78.0 in / 78.0 inDry weight
Height1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3226 mm / 127.0 in / 127.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity73 l / 16.0 UK gal / 19.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.69 m2 / 29.0 sq ft / 29.0 sq ft (est.)
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)Stroke108.0 mm / 4.25 in / 4.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5361 cm3 / 327.1 cu in / 327.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity670.13 cm3/cylinder / 40.894 cu in/cylinder / 40.894 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.0 hp / 60.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.9 kW/l / 0.459 bhp/cu in / 0.459 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque68.3 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

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 ratio84.7 kW/ton / 64.2 bhp/ton / 64.2 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 circle13.4 m / 44.0 ft / 44.0 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 Packard 300

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