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Italdesign Columbus

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Italdesign Columbus

5-door 9-seater minivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 48-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4988 cm3 / 304.4 cu in / 304.4 cu in, 220.0 kW / 295.0 hp / 295.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm, automatic transmission, all wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ItaldesignIssued from1992
ModelColumbusIssued until
SerieColumbusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerItaldesignCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeminivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV)Number of seats9
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5997 mm / 236.1 in / 236.1 inTotal (curb) weight
Width2190 mm / 86.2 in / 86.2 inDry weight
Height2060 mm / 81.1 in / 81.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3820 mm / 150.4 in / 150.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1910 mm / 75.2 in / 75.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)3.83 m2 / 41.3 sq ft / 41.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves48
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyBo Mot fuel inj.Engine displacement4988 cm3 / 304.4 cu in / 304.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity415.67 cm3/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power220.0 kW / 295.0 hp / 295.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft at 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.1 kW/l / 0.969 bhp/cu in / 0.969 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.2 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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 locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Italdesign Columbus

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