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Maico 500 Sports

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Maico 500 Sports

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 452 cm3 / 27.6 cu in / 27.6 cu in, 14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MaicoIssued from1958
Model500 SportsIssued until
Serie500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMaicoCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3749 mm / 147.6 in / 147.6 inTotal (curb) weight566 kg / 1248 lb / 1248 lb
Width1519 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inDry weight
Height1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 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 ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.61 m2 / 17.4 sq ft / 17.4 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 ratio
SumpMax. output power14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.0 kW / 8.0 hp / 8.0 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output33.0 kW/l / 0.724 bhp/cu in / 0.724 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

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 ratio35.3 kW/ton / 26.8 bhp/ton / 26.8 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 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 Sports

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