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Morris Minor

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Morris Minor

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 948 cm3 / 57.9 cu in / 57.9 cu in, 27.0 kW / 36.2 hp / 36.2 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 68.0 N·m / 50.2 lb·ft / 50.2 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorrisIssued from1956
ModelMinorIssued until
SerieMinorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMorrisCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3380 l / 119.36 cu ft / 119.36 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3770 mm / 148.4 in / 148.4 inTotal (curb) weight790 kg / 1742 lb / 1742 lb
Width1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2190 mm / 86.2 in / 86.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.8 sq ft / 21.8 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 constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement948 cm3 / 57.9 cu in / 57.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power27.0 kW / 36.2 hp / 36.2 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque68.0 N·m / 50.2 lb·ft / 50.2 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)10.8 kW / 14.5 hp / 14.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output28.5 kW/l / 0.626 bhp/cu in / 0.626 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.7 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio46.8 kW/ton / 35.5 bhp/ton / 35.5 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 locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morris Minor

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