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Lea-Francis 14 Mk VI

(1948 model)

Brief specs of 1948 Lea-Francis 14 Mk VI

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1767 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in, 51.5 kW / 69.1 hp / 69.1 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Lea-FrancisIssued from1948
Model14 Mk VIIssued until
Serie14Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLea-FrancisCountryCH

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4572 mm / 180.0 in / 180.0 inTotal (curb) weight1474 kg / 3250 lb / 3250 lb
Width1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerLea-FrancisValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.75
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1767 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity441.75 cm3/cylinder / 26.957 cu in/cylinder / 26.957 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power51.5 kW / 69.1 hp / 69.1 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.6 kW / 27.6 hp / 27.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.1 kW/l / 0.641 bhp/cu in / 0.641 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio46.8 kW/ton / 35.5 bhp/ton / 35.5 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 circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontLive axle, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lea-Francis 14 Mk VI

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