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Jensen 541S

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Jensen 541S

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3990 cm3 / 243.5 cu in / 243.5 cu in, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JensenIssued from1960
Model541SIssued until
Serie541Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJensenCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4521 mm / 178.0 in / 178.0 inTotal (curb) weight1494 kg / 3294 lb / 3294 lb
Width1702 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
Height1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1403 mm / 55.2 in / 55.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 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 ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.1 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.79
Fuel supply3 SU carbsEngine displacement3990 cm3 / 243.5 cu in / 243.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity665.00 cm3/cylinder / 40.581 cu in/cylinder / 40.581 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.5 kW / 55.6 hp / 55.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)12.40 s / 12.40 s / 12.40 sPower-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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.3Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Panhard rod
Wheels front15'Wheels rear15'
Tyres frontDunlop R.S. 6.40 x 15Tyres rearDunlop R.S. 6.40 x 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jensen 541S

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