2017 Chrysler Imperial, which in 1926 was Chrysler’s top of the line car for most of its history. Models are manufactured with the name Chrysler until 1954 and again from 1990 to 1993. The company positioned the cars as a prestige brand Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard oppose. The word Imperial therefore rightly suits Chrysler’s highest priced quality model.
In 1926, Walter P. Chrysler decided to compete with North American marques Cadillac, Lincoln, Packard, Duesenberg and in the field luxury car. Chrysler offered a variety of body styles: a two / 4-passenger roadster, a four-seat coupe, five-passenger sedan, and Phaeton, and a seven-passenger top-of-line limousine. The limo has a glass partition between the front and rear passenger compartments.
2017 Chrysler Imperial engine Imperial’s slightly larger than the company’s standard straight 6. It was a 288.6 cu in (4.7 L) six-cylinder with seven with blocks and pressure lubrication of 92 brake horsepower (69 kW). Springs was semi-elliptical in front. The car has a transcontinental speed record in the year it was introduced, driving more than 6,500 miles (10,460 km) during the week. The car was chosen as the pace car for the 1926 Indianapolis 500. The model is named E-80, 80 that the “guaranteed” 80 miles per hour (129 km/h) all day cruising speed. Acceleration is brisk break 20 seconds to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h). Four Gang gearbox was added in 1930. The attention to luxury and several body styles was a similar approach used by the time Mr. Chrysler as president of the Buick Motor Company, his former employer from 1911 to 1919.
2017 Chrysler Imperial Concept
2017 Chrysler Imperial, concept car at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. This concept uses the Chrysler LY platform, which is an extended LX. It has a 123-inch (3124 mm) wheelbase. Riding on 22-inch (560 mm) wheels, the car “image a six-figure but at a much lower price” offered according to Tom Tremont, vice president of advanced design vehicle for Chrysler. The design incorporated dominated long hood and front end by an upright radiator and a horizontal-theme grille. Brushed and polished aluminum pods called the freestanding headlights. Circular LED taillights with floating outer rings listen to the “gun sight” taillight look of early 1960s imperials. The Chrysler Imperial 2017 model’s roof line is drawn rearward to enlarge the cabin and to create a longer profile.
2017 Chrysler Imperial Engine
2017 Chrysler Imperial remained effectively unchanged over its four-year run. Initially, the Imperial in 1990 driven by the 147 hp (110 kW) 3.3 L EGA V6 engine, rated at 185 lb·ft (251 N·m) of torque. For 1991, the 3.3 L V6 replaced by the larger 3.8 L EGH V6. Although horsepower only increased to 150 kW (112 hp), with the new larger 3.8 L V6 torque increase to 215 lb·ft (292 N·m) at 2750 rpm. A four-speed automatic transmission was standard with both engines.