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 1.00
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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