• Packard Eight Sedan

    Packard Eight Sedan -

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Key facts

Packard Eight Sedan, 1934 MY 1100 703 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How heavy?
2204 kg
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5230 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
122 PS / 120 bhp / 89 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?


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1934 Packard Eight Sedan technical specifications


The Packard Eight Sedan is a rear wheel drive motor car, with its powerplant mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell.
It forms part of Packard's 1100 model series.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.2 litre capacity. This powerplant features side valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 120 bhp (122 PS/89 kW) of power at 3200 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual 'box.
The Packard Eight Sedan weighs a claimed 2204 kg at the kerb.
1934 Packard Eight Sedan data
Packard Eight Sedan, 1934 MY 1100 703 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3283 129.3
Track/tread (front) 1473 58
Track/tread (rear)
Ground clearance 210 8.3
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 2204 kg 4859 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 94.7 litres 20.8 UK Gal 25 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Packard
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 5.2 litre
5230 cc
(319.154 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80.96 × 127 mm
3.19 × 5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.64
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 122 PS (120 bhp) (89 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output 22.9 bhp/litre
0.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 6:1
Fuel system 1 Stromberg EE-22 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 9
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 653.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 55.2 PS/g
40.6 kW/g
54.45 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 24.63 kg/kW
41.14 lb/bhp
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 worm & roller
turns lock-to-lock 5.000
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 17 x 7
Tyres rear 17 x 7
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.36
general ID301763
Production total
Model code 703
Model family 1100
RAC rating 32.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1934 Packard Eight Sedan added 2012-12-24.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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