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Jensen A

(1936 model)

Brief specs of 1936 Jensen A

4-door 5-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3622 cm3 / 221.0 cu in / 221.0 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive, 130 km/h / 81 mph / 81 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JensenIssued from1936
ModelAIssued until
SerieANumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJensenCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4877 mm / 192.0 in / 192.0 inTotal (curb) weight1524 kg / 3360 lb / 3360 lb
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3200 mm / 126.0 in / 126.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.52  

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 CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore77.8 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement3622 cm3 / 221.0 cu in / 221.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity452.75 cm3/cylinder / 27.629 cu in/cylinder / 27.629 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.3 kW / 17.9 hp / 17.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output18.5 kW/l / 0.407 bhp/cu in / 0.407 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.5

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)11.60 s / 11.60 s / 11.60 sTop (maximal) speed130 km/h / 81 mph / 81 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio59.1 kW/ton / 44.7 bhp/ton / 44.7 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jensen A

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