Key facts

Glide 40, 1917 MY information summary

What body style?
tourer with 5 seats
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3773 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
45.6 PS / 45 bhp / 33.6 kW @ 2400 rpm
How much torque?


Manufacturer data not found

1917 Glide 40 technical specifications


The Glide 40 is a rear wheel drive car, with the powerplant placed in the front, and a 4 door tourer body.
Its 3.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 6 cylinder that has an output of 45 bhp (45.6 PS/33.6 kW) of power at 2400 rpm.
A 3 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the wheels.
1917 Glide 40 data
Glide 40, 1917 MY data
Body type5 seater tourer
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3023 119
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1422 56
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Rutenber
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.8 litre
3773 cc
(230.243 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 127 mm
3.13 × 5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.63
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 45.6 PS (45 bhp) (33.6 kW)
at 2400 rpm
Specific output 11.9 bhp/litre
0.2 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Rayfield carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 628.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering screw & nut
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 34 x 4
Tyres rear 34 x 4
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.64
general ID201212
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 23.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1917 Glide 40 added 2009-08-31.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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