Chrysler Custom Imperial, 1955 MY

The Chrysler Custom Imperial is a 4 door saloon (sedan) style car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. Powering the Chrysler Custom Imperial is an overhead valve, 5.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 235 bhp (238 PS/175 kW) at 4400 rpm and 448 N·m (330 lb·ft/45.7 kgm) at 2600 rpm respectively. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 2 speed automatic gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1975 kg.

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Chrysler Custom Imperial, 1955 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5709 mm
How heavy?
1975 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5422 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
238 PS / 235 bhp / 175 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
448 Nm / 330 ft.lb / 45.7 kgm @ 2600 rpm

Chrysler Custom models

sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5422 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1973 kg

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1955 Chrysler Custom Imperial data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3391 mm 133.5 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5709 mm 224.8 inches
Width 1975 mm 77.8 inches
Height 1641 mm 64.6 inches
Ground clearance 191 mm 7.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1975 kg 4354 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 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 238 PS (235 bhp) (175 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 43.3 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 448 Nm (330 ft·lb) (45.7 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque 82.63 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1038.3 kPa (150.6 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 120.64 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
88.73 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
118.99 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.27 kg/kW
18.83 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
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID43571
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Chrysler Custom Imperial added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.