Packard Cavalier, 1953 MY

The Packard Cavalier is a sedan/saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers its power to the rear wheels. Its 5.4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 8 cylinder that produces 180 bhp (183 PS/134 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 407 N·m (300 lb·ft/41.5 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The power is supplied to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission. Stated kerb weight is 1870 kg.

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Packard Cavalier, 1953 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5563 mm
How heavy?
1870 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5361 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
183 PS / 180 bhp / 134 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
407 Nm / 300 ft.lb / 41.5 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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1953 Packard Cavalier data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3226 mm 127 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5563 mm 219 inches
Width 1981 mm 78 inches
Height 1600 mm 63 inches
Ground clearance 203 mm 8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1870 kg 4123 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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 × 108 mm
3.5 × 4.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.82
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 183 PS (180 bhp) (134 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 33.6 bhp/litre
0.55 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 75.92 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 954 kPa (138.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 670.13 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 97.59 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
71.78 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
96.26 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.93 kg/kW
23.27 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 13.70 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
Braked area 1344 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID65450
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Packard Cavalier added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-04-06.