Chrysler VIP, 1971 MY

The Chrysler VIP is a saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels. The 5.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that has an output of 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 461 N·m (340 lb·ft/47 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine powers the wheels through a 3 speed automatic transmission. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1513 kg.

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Key facts

Chrysler VIP, 1971 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4985 mm
How heavy?
1513 kg
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5210 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
461 Nm / 340 ft.lb / 47 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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1971 Chrysler VIP data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2845 mm 112 inches
Track/tread (front) 1480 mm 58.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1429 mm 56.3 inches
Length 4985 mm 196.3 inches
Width 1772 mm 69.8 inches
Height 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Ground clearance 178 mm 7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1513 kg 3336 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.2 litre
5210 cc
(317.934 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 99.31 × 84.07 mm
3.91 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
44.1 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
461 Nm (340 ft·lb) (47 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
88.48 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1111.9 kPa (161.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 651.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 154.13 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
113.36 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
152.02 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.82 kg/kW
14.74 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 3.500
Turning circle
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.92
general
Carfolio.com ID48114
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 Chrysler VIP added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.