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Morris Oxford

(1948 model)

Brief specs of 1948 Morris Oxford

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1477 cm3 / 90.1 cu in / 90.1 cu in, 30.6 kW / 41.0 hp / 41.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorrisIssued from1948
ModelOxfordIssued until
SerieOxfordNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMorrisCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4030 l / 142.32 cu ft / 142.32 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4204 mm / 165.5 in / 165.5 inTotal (curb) weight1092 kg / 2407 lb / 2407 lb
Width1651 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2464 mm / 97.0 in / 97.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance171 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity41 l / 9.0 UK gal / 10.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.28 m2 / 24.6 sq ft / 24.6 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.5 mm / 2.89 in / 2.89 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.84
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement1477 cm3 / 90.1 cu in / 90.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity369.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.533 cu in/cylinder / 22.533 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power30.6 kW / 41.0 hp / 41.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.2 kW / 16.4 hp / 16.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.7 kW/l / 0.455 bhp/cu in / 0.455 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque61.6 N·m/l / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio37.5 kW/ton / 28.5 bhp/ton / 28.5 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morris Oxford

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