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Morris Six Series MS

(1948 model)

Brief specs of 1948 Morris Six Series MS

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2215 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 135.0 N·m / 99.6 lb·ft / 99.6 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorrisIssued from1948
ModelSix Series MSIssued until
SerieSixNumber 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4496 mm / 177.0 in / 177.0 inTotal (curb) weight1276 kg / 2813 lb / 2813 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2794 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.86 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMorrisValves 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 displacement2215 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity369.17 cm3/cylinder / 22.528 cu in/cylinder / 22.528 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque135.0 N·m / 99.6 lb·ft / 99.6 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.6 kW/l / 0.518 bhp/cu in / 0.518 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque61.0 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio54.9 kW/ton / 41.6 bhp/ton / 41.6 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morris Six Series MS

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