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Jensen Interceptor Mk III S4

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Jensen Interceptor Mk III S4

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7206 cm3 / 439.7 cu in / 439.7 cu in, 211.8 kW / 284.0 hp / 284.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 515.0 N·m / 379.8 lb·ft / 379.8 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JensenIssued from1972
ModelInterceptor Mk III S4Issued until
SerieInterceptorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJensenCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4775 mm / 188.0 in / 188.0 inTotal (curb) weight1814 kg / 3999 lb / 3999 lb
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1476 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inWeight distribution (front)51.8 % / 51.8 % / 51.8 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 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 cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore109.7 mm / 4.32 in / 4.32 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.3 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement7206 cm3 / 439.7 cu in / 439.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity900.75 cm3/cylinder / 54.967 cu in/cylinder / 54.967 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power211.8 kW / 284.0 hp / 284.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque515.0 N·m / 379.8 lb·ft / 379.8 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)102.2 kW / 137.1 hp / 137.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.4 kW/l / 0.646 bhp/cu in / 0.646 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.5 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.50 s / 4.50 s / 4.50 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sPower-to-weight ratio156.6 kW/ton / 118.6 bhp/ton / 118.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)17.60 s / 17.60 s / 17.60 sFuel 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 & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.4Turning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Panhard rod
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontGR70 x VR15Tyres rearGR70 x VR15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front273 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 inBrake diameter rear273 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jensen Interceptor Mk III S4

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