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Metropolitan 1500 Hardtop

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Metropolitan 1500 Hardtop

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 35.0 kW / 46.9 hp / 46.9 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MetropolitanIssued from1955
Model1500 HardtopIssued until
Serie1500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMetropolitanCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3797 mm / 149.5 in / 149.5 inTotal (curb) weight839 kg / 1850 lb / 1850 lb
Width1562 mm / 61.5 in / 61.5 inDry weight
Height1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2159 mm / 85.0 in / 85.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1137 mm / 44.8 in / 44.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 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 ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity372.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.716 cu in/cylinder / 22.716 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power35.0 kW / 46.9 hp / 46.9 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.0 kW / 18.8 hp / 18.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.5 kW/l / 0.517 bhp/cu in / 0.517 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.22

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio56.0 kW/ton / 42.4 bhp/ton / 42.4 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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Metropolitan 1500 Hardtop

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