1956 Chrysler Norseman

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. Its 5.4 litre engine is an overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that produces 235 bhp (238 PS/175 kW) of power at 4400 rpm. An automatic 'box transmits the power to the driven wheels.

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1956 Chrysler Norseman information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5779 mm
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5427 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
238 PS / 235 bhp / 175 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
1956 Chrysler Norseman data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3277 mm 129 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5779 mm 227.5 inches
Width 2083 mm 82 inches
Height 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.4 litre
5427 cc
(331.176 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.84 × 92.1 mm
3.81 × 3.63 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.05
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 238 PS (235 bhp) (175 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 43.3 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 678.38 cc
Aspiration
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter N
performance
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/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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 8.20 x 15
Tyres rear 8.20 x 15
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID366366
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Chrysler Norseman added 2014-05-07.
Last modified 2014-05-07.