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Oldsmobile Eight

(1937 model)

Brief specs of 1937 Oldsmobile Eight

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4213 cm3 / 257.1 cu in / 257.1 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OldsmobileIssued from1937
ModelEightIssued until
SerieEightNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerOldsmobileCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3150 mm / 124.0 in / 124.0 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 cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerOldsmobileValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.84
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4213 cm3 / 257.1 cu in / 257.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity526.63 cm3/cylinder / 32.137 cu in/cylinder / 32.137 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.5 kW/l / 0.428 bhp/cu in / 0.428 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
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 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
Steeringworm & double rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front16 x 7.00Tyres rear16 x 7.00
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Oldsmobile Eight

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