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Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

(1948 model)

Brief specs of 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 4257 cm3 / 259.8 cu in / 259.8 cu in, 92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Rolls-RoyceIssued from1948
ModelSilver WraithIssued until
SerieSilver WraithNumber 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

Length5370 mm / 211.4 in / 211.4 inTotal (curb) weight2106 kg / 4643 lb / 4643 lb
Width1960 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3230 mm / 127.2 in / 127.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance190 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity81 l / 17.8 UK gal / 21.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.93 m2 / 31.6 sq ft / 31.6 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4257 cm3 / 259.8 cu in / 259.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.8 kW / 49.3 hp / 49.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output21.6 kW/l / 0.475 bhp/cu in / 0.475 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio59.5 kW/ton / 45.1 bhp/ton / 45.1 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 circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.50x17Tyres rear6.50x17
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

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