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Jensen 541 4.0

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Jensen 541 4.0

2-door 4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 3993 cm3 / 243.7 cu in / 243.7 cu in, 92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JensenIssued from1956
Model541 4.0Issued 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

Length4530 mm / 178.3 in / 178.3 inTotal (curb) weight1320 kg / 2910 lb / 2910 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 capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

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 constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement3993 cm3 / 243.7 cu in / 243.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.8 kW / 49.3 hp / 49.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output23.4 kW/l / 0.514 bhp/cu in / 0.514 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.4 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
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 ratio94.7 kW/ton / 71.8 bhp/ton / 71.8 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-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.40-15Tyres rear6.40-15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jensen 541 4.0

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