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Franklin Series 17

(1932 model)

Brief specs of 1932 Franklin Series 17

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, 6810 cm3 / 415.6 cu in / 415.6 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FranklinIssued from1932
ModelSeries 17Issued until
SerieSeries 17Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFranklinCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight3000 kg / 6614 lb / 6614 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3658 mm / 144.0 in / 144.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

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 cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerFranklinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke107.5 mm / 4.23 in / 4.23 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.77
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6810 cm3 / 415.6 cu in / 415.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity567.50 cm3/cylinder / 34.631 cu in/cylinder / 34.631 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.0 hp / 60.0 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output16.4 kW/l / 0.361 bhp/cu in / 0.361 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio50.0 kW/ton / 37.9 bhp/ton / 37.9 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 Franklin Series 17

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