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Berkeley QB 105

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Berkeley QB 105

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 2-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 692 cm3 / 42.2 cu in / 42.2 cu in, 37.0 kW / 49.6 hp / 49.6 hp @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, 61.0 N·m / 45.0 lb·ft / 45.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BerkeleyIssued from1959
ModelQB 105Issued until
SerieQBNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBerkeleyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2710 l / 95.70 cu ft / 95.70 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3400 mm / 133.9 in / 133.9 inTotal (curb) weight381 kg / 840 lb / 840 lb
Width1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inDry weight
Height1170 mm / 46.1 in / 46.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase1990 mm / 78.3 in / 78.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity25 l / 5.5 UK gal / 6.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.37 m2 / 14.8 sq ft / 14.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 2 cylinder (twin))Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
FuelStroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.78
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement692 cm3 / 42.2 cu in / 42.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity346.36 cm3/cylinder / 21.136 cu in/cylinder / 21.136 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.0 kW / 49.6 hp / 49.6 hp at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque61.0 N·m / 45.0 lb·ft / 45.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.8 kW / 19.8 hp / 19.8 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output53.5 kW/l / 1.175 bhp/cu in / 1.175 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque88.2 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront 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 ratio133.1 kW/ton / 100.8 bhp/ton / 100.8 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
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 Berkeley QB 105

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