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Jensen 541

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Jensen 541

2-door 4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 3993 cm3 / 243.7 cu in / 243.7 cu in, 96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp @ 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm, 311.0 N·m / 229.4 lb·ft / 229.4 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JensenIssued from1958
Model541Issued until
Serie541Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJensenCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4250 l / 150.09 cu ft / 150.09 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4480 mm / 176.4 in / 176.4 inTotal (curb) weight1475 kg / 3252 lb / 3252 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in / 105.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.86 m2 / 20.0 sq ft / 20.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.74 m2 / 8.0 sq ft / 8.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.5 kW / 24.8 hp / 24.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement3993 cm3 / 243.7 cu in / 243.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity665.02 cm3/cylinder / 40.582 cu in/cylinder / 40.582 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp at 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque311.0 N·m / 229.4 lb·ft / 229.4 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.4 kW / 51.5 hp / 51.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output24.4 kW/l / 0.536 bhp/cu in / 0.536 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque77.9 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear 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 ratio88.8 kW/ton / 67.3 bhp/ton / 67.3 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 circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jensen 541

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