Chrysler Custom Imperial, 1954 MY

The Chrysler Custom Imperial is a saloon (sedan) with a front mounted engine which delivers the power to the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.4 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 180 bhp (183 PS/134 kW) at 4000 rpm and 423 Nm (312 lbft/43.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1973 kg.

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Chrysler Custom Imperial, 1954 MY brief technical data

What body style?sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?5563 mm
How heavy?1973 kg
What size engine?5.4 litre, 5422 cm3
How many cylinders?8, V
How much power? 183 PS / 180 bhp / 134 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque? 423 Nm / 312 ft.lb / 43.1 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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1954 Chrysler Custom Imperial data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3390 mm 133.5 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5563 mm 219 inches
Width 1950 mm 76.8 inches
Height 1600 mm 63 inches
Ground clearance 191 mm 7.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1973 kg 4350 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.4 litre
5422 cc
(330.871 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.8 × 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 183 PS (180 bhp) (134 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 33.2 bhp/litre
0.54 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 423 Nm (312 ft·lb) (43.1 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 78.02 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 980.4 kPa (142.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 677.75 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 92.5 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
68.03 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
91.23 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.7 kg/kW
24.55 lb/bhp
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 I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 8.20-15
Tyres rear 8.20-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1297 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID43439
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 Chrysler Custom Imperial added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.