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NSU Prinz IV

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 NSU Prinz IV

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 598 cm3 / 36.5 cu in / 36.5 cu in, 22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 45.0 N·m / 33.2 lb·ft / 33.2 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 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)NSUIssued from1961
ModelPrinz IVIssued until
SeriePrinzNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerNSUCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2840 l / 100.29 cu ft / 100.29 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3440 mm / 135.4 in / 135.4 inTotal (curb) weight565 kg / 1246 lb / 1246 lb
Width1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2040 mm / 80.3 in / 80.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inWeight distribution (front)44.0 % / 44.0 % / 44.0 %
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity37 l / 8.2 UK gal / 9.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.72 m2 / 18.5 sq ft / 18.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 2 cylinder (twin))Total number of valves4
Engine ManufacturerNSUValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supply1 Bi carbEngine displacement598 cm3 / 36.5 cu in / 36.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity299.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.246 cu in/cylinder / 18.246 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque45.0 N·m / 33.2 lb·ft / 33.2 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.8 kW / 6.4 hp / 6.4 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output37.5 kW/l / 0.823 bhp/cu in / 0.823 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.2 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.52

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed116 km/h / 72 mph / 72 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)27.70 s / 27.70 s / 27.70 sPower-to-weight ratio53.1 kW/ton / 40.2 bhp/ton / 40.2 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 locationrearEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle8.8 m / 28.9 ft / 28.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Swinging semi-axle, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front135-12Tyres rear135-12
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of NSU Prinz IV

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