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Jaguar 2.4 Mark 1

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Jaguar 2.4 Mark 1

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2483 cm3 / 151.5 cu in / 151.5 cu in, 83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1956
Model2.4 Mark 1Issued until
SerieMarkNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJaguarCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4591 mm / 180.7 in / 180.7 inTotal (curb) weight1374 kg / 3029 lb / 3029 lb
Width1695 mm / 66.7 in / 66.7 inDry weight
Height1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2727 mm / 107.4 in / 107.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1387 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1273 mm / 50.1 in / 50.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 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 ManufacturerJaguarValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supply2 SO carbsEngine displacement2483 cm3 / 151.5 cu in / 151.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity413.83 cm3/cylinder / 25.253 cu in/cylinder / 25.253 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.4 kW / 44.8 hp / 44.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.6 kW/l / 0.739 bhp/cu in / 0.739 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.5 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.77
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio81.5 kW/ton / 61.8 bhp/ton / 61.8 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-lock3.5Turning circle10.2 m / 33.5 ft / 33.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearCantilevernt, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar 2.4 Mark 1

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