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Lotus Europa

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 Lotus Europa

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1470 cm3 / 89.7 cu in / 89.7 cu in, 58.0 kW / 77.8 hp / 77.8 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 103.0 N·m / 76.0 lb·ft / 76.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1969
ModelEuropaIssued until
SerieEuropaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3340 l / 117.95 cu ft / 117.95 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3980 mm / 156.7 in / 156.7 inTotal (curb) weight612 kg / 1349 lb / 1349 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1080 mm / 42.5 in / 42.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.51 m2 / 16.2 sq ft / 16.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.45 m2 / 4.9 sq ft / 4.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)11.2 kW / 15.1 hp / 15.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1470 cm3 / 89.7 cu in / 89.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity367.45 cm3/cylinder / 22.423 cu in/cylinder / 22.423 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power58.0 kW / 77.8 hp / 77.8 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque103.0 N·m / 76.0 lb·ft / 76.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.2 kW / 31.1 hp / 31.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.5 kW/l / 0.867 bhp/cu in / 0.867 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.1 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio129.7 kW/ton / 98.3 bhp/ton / 98.3 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 locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front155/80-R13Tyres rear155/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Europa

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