Key facts

Packard 400 Patrician, 1953 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5537 mm
How heavy?
1875 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5361 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 / 38 kgm @ 2000 rpm


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1953 Packard 400 Patrician technical specifications


Packard 400 Patrician is an automobile that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.4 litre capacity. This unit features side valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 155 bhp (157 PS/116 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm) at 2000 rpm.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic 'box.
It weighs a stated 1875 kg at the kerb.
1953 Packard 400 Patrician data
Packard 400 Patrician, 1953 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3226 127
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5537 218
Width 1981 78
Height 1600 63
Ground clearance 191 7.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1875 kg 4134 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Packard
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 5.4 litre
5361 cc
(327.148 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 107.95 mm
3.5 × 4.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.82
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 157 PS (155 bhp) (116 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output 28.9 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 69.58 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 7.8:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 874.3 kPa (126.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 670.13 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 83.82 PS/g
61.64 kW/g
82.67 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.22 kg/kW
27.1 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 13.40 m
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 automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.50
general ID65417
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Packard 400 Patrician added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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