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Hillman Minx

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Hillman Minx

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in, 38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HillmanIssued from1956
ModelMinxIssued until
SerieMinxNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHillmanCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4077 mm / 160.5 in / 160.5 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1543 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inDry weight
Height1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity33 l / 7.3 UK gal / 8.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 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 ManufacturerHillmanValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity347.50 cm3/cylinder / 21.206 cu in/cylinder / 21.206 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.2 kW / 20.4 hp / 20.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.3 kW/l / 0.601 bhp/cu in / 0.601 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.78

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio52.9 kW/ton / 40.0 bhp/ton / 40.0 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
Steeringworm & nutSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Hillman Minx

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