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Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 234

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 234

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2290 cm3 / 139.7 cu in / 139.7 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 189.0 N·m / 139.4 lb·ft / 139.4 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Armstrong SiddeleyIssued from1956
ModelSapphire 234Issued until
SerieSapphireNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerArmstrong SiddeleyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5290 l / 186.81 cu ft / 186.81 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4910 mm / 193.3 in / 193.3 inTotal (curb) weight1650 kg / 3638 lb / 3638 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2900 mm / 114.2 in / 114.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.61 m2 / 28.1 sq ft / 28.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.1 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2290 cm3 / 139.7 cu in / 139.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity573.83 cm3/cylinder / 35.017 cu in/cylinder / 35.017 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque189.0 N·m / 139.4 lb·ft / 139.4 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.2 kW / 47.2 hp / 47.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output38.4 kW/l / 0.845 bhp/cu in / 0.845 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque82.5 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.7 kW/ton / 55.1 bhp/ton / 55.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 234

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