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Lagonda 3-Litre S II

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Lagonda 3-Litre S II

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2922 cm3 / 178.3 cu in / 178.3 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 222.0 N·m / 163.7 lb·ft / 163.7 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 167 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LagondaIssued from1956
Model3-Litre S IIIssued until
Serie3-LitreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLagondaCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4978 mm / 196.0 in / 196.0 inTotal (curb) weight1600 kg / 3527 lb / 3527 lb
Width1765 mm / 69.5 in / 69.5 inDry weight
Height1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2883 mm / 113.5 in / 113.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1441 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1441 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.36 m2 / 25.4 sq ft / 25.4 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 ManufacturerAston MartinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2922 cm3 / 178.3 cu in / 178.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity487.00 cm3/cylinder / 29.719 cu in/cylinder / 29.719 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque222.0 N·m / 163.7 lb·ft / 163.7 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.1 kW / 23.0 hp / 23.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.7 kW/l / 0.785 bhp/cu in / 0.785 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.0 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.10 s / 9.10 s / 9.10 sTop (maximal) speed167 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio87.5 kW/ton / 66.3 bhp/ton / 66.3 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearde Dion axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lagonda 3-Litre S II

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