Dodge Polara

The Dodge Polara is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with the engine placed in the front, and a saloon (sedan) body. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.9 litres. For this model it musters power and torque figures of 295 bhp (299 PS/220 kW) at 4600 rpm and 529 Nm (390 lbft/53.9 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. It weighs a claimed 1700 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

Dodge Polara information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5400 mm
How heavy?
1700 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5916 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
299 PS / 295 bhp / 220 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
529 Nm / 390 ft.lb / 53.9 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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Dodge Polara 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) 1530 mm 60.2 inches
Length 5400 mm 212.6 inches
Width 1988 mm 78.3 inches
Height 1441 mm 56.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1700 kg 3748 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
5916 cc
(361.016 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.6 × 85.9 mm
4.12 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.22
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
299 PS (295 bhp) (220 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
49.9 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
529 Nm (390 ft·lb) (53.9 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
89.42 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system 1 St carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1123.7 kPa (163 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 739.5 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 175.94 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
129.4 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
173.53 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.73 kg/kW
12.91 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.TB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
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 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID47498
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 54.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Dodge Polara added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.