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Plymouth Special de Luxe

(1949 model)

Brief specs of 1949 Plymouth Special de Luxe

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3569 cm3 / 217.8 cu in / 217.8 cu in, 70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PlymouthIssued from1949
ModelSpecial de LuxeIssued until
SerieSpecialNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPlymouthCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4997 mm / 196.7 in / 196.7 inTotal (curb) weight1378 kg / 3038 lb / 3038 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2972 mm / 117.0 in / 117.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

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 cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.1 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3569 cm3 / 217.8 cu in / 217.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity594.83 cm3/cylinder / 36.299 cu in/cylinder / 36.299 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.8 kW/l / 0.436 bhp/cu in / 0.436 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio68.9 kW/ton / 52.2 bhp/ton / 52.2 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 frontIndependent, Coil 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 Plymouth Special de Luxe

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