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Riley

(1937 model)

Brief specs of 1937 Riley

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2443 cm3 / 149.1 cu in / 149.1 cu in, 59.8 kW / 80.2 hp / 80.2 hp @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 130 km/h / 81 mph / 81 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RileyIssued from1937
ModelIssued until
Serie2.5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRileyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4550 mm / 179.1 in / 179.1 inTotal (curb) weight1473 kg / 3247 lb / 3247 lb
Width1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2950 mm / 116.1 in / 116.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
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 ManufacturerRileyValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.5 mm / 3.17 in / 3.17 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke120.0 mm / 4.72 in / 4.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.67
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement2443 cm3 / 149.1 cu in / 149.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity610.75 cm3/cylinder / 37.270 cu in/cylinder / 37.270 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power59.8 kW / 80.2 hp / 80.2 hp at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)10.1 kW / 13.5 hp / 13.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.5 kW/l / 0.538 bhp/cu in / 0.538 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.25

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)14.90 s / 14.90 s / 14.90 sTop (maximal) speed130 km/h / 81 mph / 81 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio54.5 kW/ton / 41.3 bhp/ton / 41.3 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 circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Riley

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