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Berkeley Bandit

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Berkeley Bandit

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 997 cm3 / 60.8 cu in / 60.8 cu in, 29.1 kW / 39.0 hp / 39.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 71.7 N·m / 52.9 lb·ft / 52.9 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BerkeleyIssued from1961
ModelBanditIssued until
SerieBanditNumber 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

Length3635 mm / 143.1 in / 143.1 inTotal (curb) weight560 kg / 1235 lb / 1235 lb
Width1387 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inDry weight
Height1118 mm / 44.0 in / 44.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2083 mm / 82.0 in / 82.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1168 mm / 46.0 in / 46.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1168 mm / 46.0 in / 46.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity32 l / 7.0 UK gal / 8.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.32 m2 / 14.2 sq ft / 14.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke48.4 mm / 1.91 in / 1.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.67
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement997 cm3 / 60.8 cu in / 60.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity249.25 cm3/cylinder / 15.210 cu in/cylinder / 15.210 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power29.1 kW / 39.0 hp / 39.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque71.7 N·m / 52.9 lb·ft / 52.9 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.6 kW / 15.6 hp / 15.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.2 kW/l / 0.641 bhp/cu in / 0.641 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.9 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.12

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio69.6 kW/ton / 52.8 bhp/ton / 52.8 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-lock3.5Turning circle8.8 m / 28.9 ft / 28.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Berkeley Bandit

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