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Daimler Light Straight 8

(1936 model)

Brief specs of 1936 Daimler Light Straight 8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3421 cm3 / 208.8 cu in / 208.8 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive, 137 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DaimlerIssued from1936
ModelLight Straight 8Issued until
SerieLightNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDaimlerCountryDE,UK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4915 mm / 193.5 in / 193.5 inTotal (curb) weight2020 kg / 4453 lb / 4453 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

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 ManufacturerDaimlerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke105.0 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3421 cm3 / 208.8 cu in / 208.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity427.63 cm3/cylinder / 26.096 cu in/cylinder / 26.096 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.7 kW / 17.1 hp / 17.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.8 kW/l / 0.479 bhp/cu in / 0.479 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.86

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)15.90 s / 15.90 s / 15.90 sTop (maximal) speed137 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio49.5 kW/ton / 37.5 bhp/ton / 37.5 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 frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Daimler Light Straight 8

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