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Holden EK Sedan

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Holden EK Sedan

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2262 cm3 / 138.0 cu in / 138.0 cu in, 55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft @ 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HoldenIssued from1961
ModelEK SedanIssued until
SerieEKNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHoldenCountryAU

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4617 mm / 181.8 in / 181.8 inTotal (curb) weight1121 kg / 2471 lb / 2471 lb
Width1703 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
Height1521 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1382 mm / 54.4 in / 54.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance186 mm / 7.3 in / 7.3 inFuel capacity43 l / 9.5 UK gal / 11.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore77.8 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.4 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supply1 Stromberg carburettorEngine displacement2262 cm3 / 138.0 cu in / 138.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity377.00 cm3/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft at 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.7 kW/l / 0.543 bhp/cu in / 0.543 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque72.1 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio66.9 kW/ton / 50.7 bhp/ton / 50.7 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.8Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front4.5J x 13Wheels rear4.5J x 13
Tyres front640 x 13Tyres rear640 x 13
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Holden EK Sedan

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