1951 Chrysler New Yorker C56-1

The Chrysler New Yorker C56-1 is a 4 door saloon (sedan) style road car with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.4 litres. In this application it produces 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. This power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic gearbox. With a claimed weight at the kerb of 1905 kg, the Chrysler New Yorker C56-1 manages to cover the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 13.6 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 19.3 seconds. Top stated speed is 170 km/h (106 mph).

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Key facts

1951 Chrysler New Yorker C56-1 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5359 mm
How heavy?
1905 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
How quick?
0-60 mph: 13.6 s
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

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sedan/​saloon FR 2A 5422 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1801 kg

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1951 Chrysler New Yorker C56-1 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3188 mm 125.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1515 mm 59.6 inches
Length 5359 mm 211 inches
Width 1949 mm 76.7 inches
Height 1594 mm 62.8 inches
Ground clearance 216 mm 8.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1905 kg 4200 lb
Weight distribution 55.2 % front
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 2.23
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) 10 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 13.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19.3 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 95.8 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
70.46 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
94.49 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.19 kg/kW
23.71 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 12.60 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 8.00-15
Tyres rear 8.00-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
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 ID48059
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1951 Chrysler New Yorker C56-1 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.