Chrysler Imperial Business Coupé, 1937 MY C-14

Chrysler Imperial Business Coupé is a car that has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. The Imperial Business Coupé is part of Chrysler's C-14 family of cars. Its 8 cylinder, side valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 4.5 litres. For this model it develops power and torque figures of 115 bhp (117 PS/86 kW) at 3600 rpm and 298 Nm (220 lbft/30.4 kgm) at 1600 rpm respectively. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 3 speed manual with overdrive gearbox.

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Chrysler Imperial Business Coupé, 1937 MY C-14 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
5188 mm
What size engine?
4.5 litre, 4487 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
117 PS / 115 bhp / 86 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
298 Nm / 220 ft.lb / 30.4 kgm @ 1600 rpm

Chrysler C-14 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 4487 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4487 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4487 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4487 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4487 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 4487 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 4487 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4487 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4487 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4487 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4487 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW

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1937 Chrysler Imperial Business Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3073 mm 121 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5188 mm 204.3 inches
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60.6 litres 13.3 UK Gal 16 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 4.5 litre
4487 cc
(273.814 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.55 × 104.8 mm
3.25 × 4.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.79
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 117 PS (115 bhp) (86 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output 25.6 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 298 Nm (220 ft·lb) (30.4 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque 66.41 Nm/litre
0.8 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminum head; cast iron block
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.4:1
Fuel system 1 Stromberg EE-22 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 834.6 kPa (121 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 6
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 560.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
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 6.50 x 16
Tyres rear 6.50 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID429726
Production total
Model code
Model family C-14
RAC rating 33.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Chrysler Imperial Business Coupé added 2015-08-26.
Last modified 2015-08-29.