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Riley 1.5

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Riley 1.5

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 47.4 kW / 63.6 hp / 63.6 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 111.0 N·m / 81.9 lb·ft / 81.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RileyIssued from1957
Model1.5Issued until
SerieOne-Point-FiveNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRileyCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3886 mm / 153.0 in / 153.0 inTotal (curb) weight864 kg / 1905 lb / 1905 lb
Width1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
Height1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2184 mm / 86.0 in / 86.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity32 l / 7.0 UK gal / 8.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 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 ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity372.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.716 cu in/cylinder / 22.716 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power47.4 kW / 63.6 hp / 63.6 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque111.0 N·m / 81.9 lb·ft / 81.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)19.0 kW / 25.4 hp / 25.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.8 kW/l / 0.699 bhp/cu in / 0.699 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.5 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio73.5 kW/ton / 55.7 bhp/ton / 55.7 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Riley 1.5

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