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Morgan Aero 8

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 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, 248.3 kW / 333.0 hp / 333.0 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 260 km/h / 162 mph / 162 mph top speed, consumption 7.9 l/100km / 35.8 mpg-UK / 29.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorganIssued from2004
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)4460 l / 157.50 cu ft / 157.50 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4120 mm / 162.2 in / 162.2 inTotal (curb) weight1132 kg / 2496 lb / 2496 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1200 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in / 99.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.39Frontal area (A)1.81 m2 / 19.4 sq ft / 19.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.6 sq ft / 7.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.5 kW / 23.5 hp / 23.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeN62 B44Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (Inline, 8 cylinder)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 supplyBo 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 power248.3 kW / 333.0 hp / 333.0 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)108.3 kW / 145.2 hp / 145.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.5 kW/l / 1.241 bhp/cu in / 1.241 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque102.3 N·m/l / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed260 km/h / 162 mph / 162 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio294.2 kW/ton / 222.9 bhp/ton / 222.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h4.50 s / 4.50 s / 4.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)10.9 l/100km / 25.9 mpg-UK / 21.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)16.3 l/100km / 17.3 mpg-UK / 14.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)7.9 l/100km / 35.8 mpg-UK / 29.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions264 g/km / 425 g/mi / 425 g/mi
  Range886 km / 551 mi / 551 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Cantilevernt, Coil springs, Lower wishboneSuspension rearIndependent,Trans Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/40 ZR 18Tyres rear245/40 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front350 mm / 13.8 in / 13.8 inBrake diameter rear332 mm / 13.1 in / 13.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morgan Aero 8

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