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Morgan Aero 8

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 Morgan Aero 8

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in, 210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph top speed, consumption 7.7 l/100km / 36.7 mpg-UK / 30.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorganIssued from2000
ModelAero 8Issued until
SerieAeroNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMorganCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3660 l / 129.25 cu ft / 129.25 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4017 mm / 158.1 in / 158.1 inTotal (curb) weight971 kg / 2141 lb / 2141 lb
Width1516 mm / 59.7 in / 59.7 inDry weight
Height1315 mm / 51.8 in / 51.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in / 99.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity54 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.39Frontal area (A)1.69 m2 / 18.2 sq ft / 18.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeM62 B44Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyBosch fuel inj.Engine displacement4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity549.75 cm3/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)82.5 kW / 110.6 hp / 110.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.051 bhp/cu in / 1.051 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.0 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.80 s / 4.80 s / 4.80 sPower-to-weight ratio290.4 kW/ton / 220.0 bhp/ton / 220.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)10.3 l/100km / 27.5 mpg-UK / 22.9 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)11.70 s / 11.70 s / 11.70 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.2 l/100km / 45.6 mpg-UK / 38.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)7.7 l/100km / 36.7 mpg-UK / 30.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time13.50 s / 13.50 s / 13.50 s (top 105 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time25.00 s / 25.00 s / 25.00 s CO2 emissions295 g/km / 475 g/mi / 475 g/mi
  Range708 km / 440 mi / 440 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rear
Wheels front6 x 15Wheels rear6 x 15
Tyres front195/60 15Tyres rear195/60 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear229 mm / 9.0 in / 9.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morgan Aero 8

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