Key facts

Packard Eight, 1949 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5200 mm
How heavy?
1755 kg
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4730 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
137 PS / 135 bhp / 101 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?


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1949 Packard Eight technical specifications


The Packard Eight is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied road car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels.
Its 4.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 8 cylinder that produces 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) of power at 3600 rpm.
This power is delivered to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted kerb weight is 1755 kg.
1949 Packard Eight data
Packard Eight, 1949 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3048 120
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5200 204.7
Width 1970 77.6
Height 1634 64.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1755 kg 3869 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Packard
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 4.7 litre
4730 cc
(288.642 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 95.25 mm
3.5 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output 28.5 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 7:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 591.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 77.99 PS/g
57.36 kW/g
76.92 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.43 kg/kW
29.12 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general ID65230
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1949 Packard Eight added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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