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Peugeot 203 Saloon

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Peugeot 203 Saloon

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1290 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in, 33.6 kW / 45.1 hp / 45.1 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 80.0 N·m / 59.0 lb·ft / 59.0 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PeugeotIssued from1960
Model203 SaloonIssued until
Serie203Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPeugeot S.A.CountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4350 mm / 171.3 in / 171.3 inTotal (curb) weight930 kg / 2050 lb / 2050 lb
Width1607 mm / 63.3 in / 63.3 inDry weight
Height1562 mm / 61.5 in / 61.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2578 mm / 101.5 in / 101.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 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 ManufacturerPeugeotValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1290 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity322.50 cm3/cylinder / 19.680 cu in/cylinder / 19.680 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power33.6 kW / 45.1 hp / 45.1 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque80.0 N·m / 59.0 lb·ft / 59.0 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.4 kW / 18.0 hp / 18.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.1 kW/l / 0.572 bhp/cu in / 0.572 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque62.0 N·m/l / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.75

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio48.4 kW/ton / 36.7 bhp/ton / 36.7 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-lock3.5Turning circle8.8 m / 28.9 ft / 28.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Peugeot 203 Saloon

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