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DAF 55 Marathon

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 DAF 55 Marathon

2-door 4-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1108 cm3 / 67.6 cu in / 67.6 cu in, 47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 85.0 N·m / 62.7 lb·ft / 62.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DAFIssued from1972
Model55 MarathonIssued until
Serie55Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDAFCountryNL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3880 mm / 152.8 in / 152.8 inTotal (curb) weight810 kg / 1786 lb / 1786 lb
Width1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in / 88.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity38 l / 8.4 UK gal / 10.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.81 m2 / 19.4 sq ft / 19.4 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 bearings5Unitary capacity277.00 cm3/cylinder / 16.904 cu in/cylinder / 16.904 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque85.0 N·m / 62.7 lb·ft / 62.7 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.9 kW / 9.3 hp / 9.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.4 kW/l / 0.932 bhp/cu in / 0.932 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.7 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typecontinuously variable transmission (CVT)Number of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.96
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)11.50 s / 11.50 s / 11.50 sTop (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio77.8 kW/ton / 58.9 bhp/ton / 58.9 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.25Turning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion bar, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, 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 DAF 55 Marathon

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