Chrysler Newport

The Newport is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) road car with a front located engine, produced by Chrysler. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.9 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 265 bhp (269 PS/198 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 515 N·m (380 lb·ft/52.5 kgm) at 2400 rpm. A 3 speed automatic 'box delivers the power to the wheels. It weighs a claimed 1687 kg at the kerb.

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Chrysler Newport information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5455 mm
How heavy?
1687 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5918 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
269 PS / 265 bhp / 198 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
515 Nm / 380 ft.lb / 52.5 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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Chrysler Newport data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3100 mm 122 inches
Track/tread (front) 1543 mm 60.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1518 mm 59.8 inches
Length 5455 mm 214.8 inches
Width 2019 mm 79.5 inches
Height 1403 mm 55.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1687 kg 3719 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.9 litre
5918 cc
(361.139 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.6 × 84.3 mm
4.12 × 3.32 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.24
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 269 PS (265 bhp) (198 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 44.8 bhp/litre
0.73 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 515 Nm (380 ft·lb) (52.5 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque 87.02 Nm/litre
1.05 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1093.6 kPa (158.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 739.75 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 159.27 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
117.14 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
157.08 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.54 kg/kW
14.26 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID43736
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 54.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Chrysler Newport added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.