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DAF 55 Coupé

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 DAF 55 Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1108 cm3 / 67.6 cu in / 67.6 cu in, 32.1 kW / 43.0 hp / 43.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 84.0 N·m / 62.0 lb·ft / 62.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission, rear wheel drive, 140 km/h / 87 mph / 87 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DAFIssued from1968
Model55 CoupéIssued until
Serie55Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDAFCountryNL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3880 mm / 152.8 in / 152.8 inTotal (curb) weight787 kg / 1735 lb / 1735 lb
Width1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inDry weight
Height1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in / 88.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1251 mm / 49.3 in / 49.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.70 m2 / 18.2 sq ft / 18.2 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 ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1108 cm3 / 67.6 cu in / 67.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity277.00 cm3/cylinder / 16.904 cu in/cylinder / 16.904 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power32.1 kW / 43.0 hp / 43.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque84.0 N·m / 62.0 lb·ft / 62.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.8 kW / 17.2 hp / 17.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.0 kW/l / 0.637 bhp/cu in / 0.637 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.8 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typecontinuously variable transmission (CVT)Number of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed140 km/h / 87 mph / 87 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio54.6 kW/ton / 41.4 bhp/ton / 41.4 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion bar, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of DAF 55 Coupé

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