Chrysler Imperial Le Baron, 1973 MY

The Chrysler Imperial Le Baron is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 7.2 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 215 bhp (218 PS/160 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 468 N·m (345 lb·ft/47.7 kgm) at 2000 rpm. A 3 speed automatic transmission delivers the power to the driven wheels. Quoted kerb weight is 2384 kg.

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Key facts

Chrysler Imperial Le Baron, 1973 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5977 mm
How heavy?
2384 kg
What size engine?
7.2 litre, 7206 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
218 PS / 215 bhp / 160 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
468 Nm / 345 ft.lb / 47.7 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 11.8 s

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1973 Chrysler Imperial Le Baron data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3226 mm 127 inches
Track/tread (front) 1585 mm 62.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1610 mm 63.4 inches
Length 5977 mm 235.3 inches
Width 2022 mm 79.6 inches
Height 1275 mm 50.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight 2384 kg 5256 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 87.1 litres 19.2 UK Gal 23 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 7.2 litre
7206 cc
(439.737 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 109.73 × 95.25 mm
4.32 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 218 PS (215 bhp) (160 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output 29.8 bhp/litre
0.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 468 Nm (345 ft·lb) (47.7 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 64.95 Nm/litre
0.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 816.1 kPa (118.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 900.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 11.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.1 s
@ 77.3 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 91.44 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.25 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
90.18 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.87 kg/kW
24.84 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.500
Turning circle
Front suspension I.TB.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.LS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front L84-15
Tyres rear L84-15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID140459
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 59.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Chrysler Imperial Le Baron added 2006-05-31.
Last modified 2013-02-28.