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Morris Cowley

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Morris Cowley

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1199 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in, 31.0 kW / 41.6 hp / 41.6 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 from1956
ModelCowleyIssued until
SerieCowleyNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMorrisCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4060 l / 143.38 cu ft / 143.38 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4300 mm / 169.3 in / 169.3 inTotal (curb) weight1054 kg / 2324 lb / 2324 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2440 mm / 96.1 in / 96.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity52 l / 11.4 UK gal / 13.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 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 ManufacturerValves 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1199 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity299.89 cm3/cylinder / 18.300 cu in/cylinder / 18.300 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power31.0 kW / 41.6 hp / 41.6 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 typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.9 kW / 6.5 hp / 6.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.9 kW/l / 0.568 bhp/cu in / 0.568 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque65.1 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) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

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 ratio40.4 kW/ton / 30.6 bhp/ton / 30.6 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morris Cowley

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