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Continental Mk II

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Continental Mk II

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6032 cm3 / 368.1 cu in / 368.1 cu in, 212.5 kW / 285.0 hp / 285.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 544.0 N·m / 401.2 lb·ft / 401.2 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ContinentalIssued from1956
ModelMk IIIssued until
SerieMk IINumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerContinental Motors CompanyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5550 mm / 218.5 in / 218.5 inTotal (curb) weight2189 kg / 4826 lb / 4826 lb
Width1970 mm / 77.6 in / 77.6 inDry weight
Height1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3200 mm / 126.0 in / 126.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.38 m2 / 25.6 sq ft / 25.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6032 cm3 / 368.1 cu in / 368.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity754.00 cm3/cylinder / 46.012 cu in/cylinder / 46.012 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power212.5 kW / 285.0 hp / 285.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque544.0 N·m / 401.2 lb·ft / 401.2 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.2 kW/l / 0.774 bhp/cu in / 0.774 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.2 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio130.2 kW/ton / 98.6 bhp/ton / 98.6 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 front8.20-15Tyres rear8.20-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Continental Mk II

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