Chrysler Windsor, 1957 MY

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Powering the Chrysler Windsor is an overhead valve, 5.8 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 228 bhp (231 PS/170 kW) at 4400 rpm and 420 N·m (310 lb·ft/42.8 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. This power is transmitted to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic transmission.

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Key facts

Chrysler Windsor, 1957 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5569 mm
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5793 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
231 PS / 228 bhp / 170 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
420 Nm / 310 ft.lb / 42.8 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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1957 Chrysler Windsor data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3200 mm 126 inches
Track/tread (front) 1549 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1518 mm 59.8 inches
Length 5569 mm 219.3 inches
Width 2000 mm 78.7 inches
Height 1448 mm 57 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight
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 5.8 litre
5793 cc
(353.511 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 100 × 92.2 mm
3.94 × 3.63 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
231 PS (228 bhp) (170 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
39.4 bhp/litre
0.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
420 Nm (310 ft·lb) (42.8 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
72.5 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 911.1 kPa (132.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 724.13 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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 Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID48092
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 49.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Chrysler Windsor added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.