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Mean Sonora 1500 Spider

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Mean Sonora 1500 Spider

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1501 cm3 / 91.6 cu in / 91.6 cu in, 55.5 kW / 74.4 hp / 74.4 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 119.6 N·m / 88.2 lb·ft / 88.2 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MeanIssued from1968
ModelSonora 1500 SpiderIssued until
SerieSonoraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMeanCountryBE

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

Length3851 mm / 151.6 in / 151.6 inTotal (curb) weight590 kg / 1301 lb / 1301 lb
Width1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inDry weight
Height1140 mm / 44.9 in / 44.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2281 mm / 89.8 in / 89.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.51 m2 / 16.3 sq ft / 16.3 sq ft (est.)
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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1501 cm3 / 91.6 cu in / 91.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity375.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.899 cu in/cylinder / 22.899 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power55.5 kW / 74.4 hp / 74.4 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque119.6 N·m / 88.2 lb·ft / 88.2 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.2 kW / 29.8 hp / 29.8 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output37.0 kW/l / 0.813 bhp/cu in / 0.813 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) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio126.1 kW/ton / 95.5 bhp/ton / 95.5 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mean Sonora 1500 Spider

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