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Maico 500

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Maico 500

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 452 cm3 / 27.6 cu in / 27.6 cu in, 13.4 kW / 18.0 hp / 18.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 36.0 N·m / 26.6 lb·ft / 26.6 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 92 km/h / 57 mph / 57 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MaicoIssued from1958
Model500Issued until
Serie500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMaicoCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3429 mm / 135.0 in / 135.0 inTotal (curb) weight556 kg / 1226 lb / 1226 lb
Width1471 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inDry weight
Height1354 mm / 53.3 in / 53.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2070 mm / 81.5 in / 81.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1199 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1156 mm / 45.5 in / 45.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.69 m2 / 18.2 sq ft / 18.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerHeinkelValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply1 Bing carbEngine displacement452 cm3 / 27.6 cu in / 27.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity226.00 cm3/cylinder / 13.791 cu in/cylinder / 13.791 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power13.4 kW / 18.0 hp / 18.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque36.0 N·m / 26.6 lb·ft / 26.6 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)5.4 kW / 7.2 hp / 7.2 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output29.6 kW/l / 0.652 bhp/cu in / 0.652 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.7 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 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) speed92 km/h / 57 mph / 57 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio32.4 kW/ton / 24.5 bhp/ton / 24.5 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 locationrearEngine alignment
Steeringworm & pegSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearSwinging axlele, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Maico 500

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