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Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve), 4887 cm3 / 298.2 cu in / 298.2 cu in, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 171 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Rolls-RoyceIssued from1955
ModelSilver CloudIssued until
SerieSilver CloudNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor CarsCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5385 mm / 212.0 in / 212.0 inTotal (curb) weight1950 kg / 4299 lb / 4299 lb
Width1899 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.62 m2 / 28.3 sq ft / 28.3 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 ManufacturerRolls-RoyceValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke114.3 mm / 4.50 in / 4.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.83
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement4887 cm3 / 298.2 cu in / 298.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity814.50 cm3/cylinder / 49.704 cu in/cylinder / 49.704 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve)Compression ratio6.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.7 kW / 67.9 hp / 67.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.42

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed171 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.00 s / 13.00 s / 13.00 sPower-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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.25Turning circle12.7 m / 41.7 ft / 41.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.20-15Tyres rear8.20-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

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