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Riley 4/68

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Riley 4/68

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, 49.6 kW / 66.5 hp / 66.5 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 115.0 N·m / 84.8 lb·ft / 84.8 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 142 km/h / 88 mph / 88 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RileyIssued from1959
Model4/68Issued until
Serie4Number 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)4060 l / 143.38 cu ft / 143.38 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4534 mm / 178.5 in / 178.5 inTotal (curb) weight1092 kg / 2407 lb / 2407 lb
Width1613 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
Height1518 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2527 mm / 99.5 in / 99.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1241 mm / 48.9 in / 48.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1267 mm / 49.9 in / 49.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.88 in / 2.88 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 power49.6 kW / 66.5 hp / 66.5 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque115.0 N·m / 84.8 lb·ft / 84.8 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)8.2 kW / 10.9 hp / 10.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.3 kW/l / 0.732 bhp/cu in / 0.732 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.2 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 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)12.90 s / 12.90 s / 12.90 sTop (maximal) speed142 km/h / 88 mph / 88 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio60.9 kW/ton / 46.1 bhp/ton / 46.1 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
Steeringcam & leverSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension 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 4/68

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