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Berkeley Sports

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Berkeley Sports

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 3-cylinder straight (inline) engine, two stroke, 492 cm3 / 30.0 cu in / 30.0 cu in, 22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 49.0 N·m / 36.1 lb·ft / 36.1 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 129 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BerkeleyIssued from1957
ModelSportsIssued until
SerieSportsNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBerkeleyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inTotal (curb) weight318 kg / 701 lb / 701 lb
Width1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inDry weight
Height1080 mm / 42.5 in / 42.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1118 mm / 44.0 in / 44.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1118 mm / 44.0 in / 44.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity25 l / 5.5 UK gal / 6.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.17 m2 / 12.5 sq ft / 12.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders3
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 2 cylinder (twin))Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerExcelsiorValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore58.0 mm / 2.28 in / 2.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke62.0 mm / 2.44 in / 2.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supply3 Am carbsEngine displacement492 cm3 / 30.0 cu in / 30.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity164.00 cm3/cylinder / 10.008 cu in/cylinder / 10.008 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designtwo strokeCompression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque49.0 N·m / 36.1 lb·ft / 36.1 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)2.3 kW / 3.1 hp / 3.1 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output45.5 kW/l / 1.001 bhp/cu in / 1.001 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque99.6 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio2.3
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)14.40 s / 14.40 s / 14.40 sTop (maximal) speed129 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio94.3 kW/ton / 71.5 bhp/ton / 71.5 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringworm & nutSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontMichelin 520 x 12Tyres rearMichelin 520 x 12
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Berkeley Sports

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