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Premier Padmini

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Premier Padmini

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1089 cm3 / 66.5 cu in / 66.5 cu in, 29.1 kW / 39.0 hp / 39.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 54.0 N·m / 39.8 lb·ft / 39.8 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 120 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PremierIssued from1979
ModelPadminiIssued until
SeriePadminiNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPremierCountryIN

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3940 mm / 155.1 in / 155.1 inTotal (curb) weight895 kg / 1973 lb / 1973 lb
Width1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inDry weight
Height1458 mm / 57.4 in / 57.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1210 mm / 47.6 in / 47.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity38 l / 8.4 UK gal / 10.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.81 m2 / 19.5 sq ft / 19.5 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFiatValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supply1 32 BIC IBX carbEngine displacement1089 cm3 / 66.5 cu in / 66.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity272.25 cm3/cylinder / 16.614 cu in/cylinder / 16.614 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power29.1 kW / 39.0 hp / 39.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque54.0 N·m / 39.8 lb·ft / 39.8 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.1 kW / 5.5 hp / 5.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.7 kW/l / 0.587 bhp/cu in / 0.587 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque49.6 N·m/l / 0.43 lb·ft/cu in / 0.43 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)20.30 s / 20.30 s / 20.30 sTop (maximal) speed120 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio43.6 kW/ton / 33.0 bhp/ton / 33.0 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
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.8Turning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.20 x 14Tyres rear5.20 x 14
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Premier Padmini

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