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Edsel Corsair

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Edsel Corsair

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6744 cm3 / 411.5 cu in / 411.5 cu in, 257.3 kW / 345.0 hp / 345.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 644.0 N·m / 475.0 lb·ft / 475.0 lb·ft @ 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm, automatic transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)EdselIssued from1958
ModelCorsairIssued until
SerieCorsairNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerEdselCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5560 mm / 218.9 in / 218.9 inTotal (curb) weight1921 kg / 4235 lb / 4235 lb
Width2027 mm / 79.8 in / 79.8 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3152 mm / 124.1 in / 124.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeE-475Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore106.8 mm / 4.20 in / 4.20 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke94.1 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply1 Ho carbEngine displacement6744 cm3 / 411.5 cu in / 411.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity843.00 cm3/cylinder / 51.443 cu in/cylinder / 51.443 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power257.3 kW / 345.0 hp / 345.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque644.0 N·m / 475.0 lb·ft / 475.0 lb·ft at 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.1 kW/l / 0.838 bhp/cu in / 0.838 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque95.5 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio179.6 kW/ton / 136.1 bhp/ton / 136.1 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 front8.50 x 14Tyres rear8.50 x 14
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Edsel Corsair

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