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Morris Cowley

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Morris Cowley

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in, 31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 78.0 N·m / 57.5 lb·ft / 57.5 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 116 km/h / 72 mph / 72 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorrisIssued from1954
ModelCowleyIssued until
SerieCowleyNumber 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

Length4293 mm / 169.0 in / 169.0 inTotal (curb) weight1030 kg / 2271 lb / 2271 lb
Width1651 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2464 mm / 97.0 in / 97.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 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 ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore65.5 mm / 2.58 in / 2.58 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity300.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque78.0 N·m / 57.5 lb·ft / 57.5 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.8 kW / 6.4 hp / 6.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.1 kW/l / 0.573 bhp/cu in / 0.573 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque65.0 N·m/l / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)19.80 s / 19.80 s / 19.80 sTop (maximal) speed116 km/h / 72 mph / 72 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio40.8 kW/ton / 30.9 bhp/ton / 30.9 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 frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes front2LSBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsLHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morris Cowley

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