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Rover P4-75

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Rover P4-75

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve), 2230 cm3 / 136.1 cu in / 136.1 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 153.0 N·m / 112.8 lb·ft / 112.8 lb·ft @ 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RoverIssued from1954
ModelP4-75Issued until
SerieP4Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRoverCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4530 mm / 178.3 in / 178.3 inTotal (curb) weight1484 kg / 3272 lb / 3272 lb
Width1667 mm / 65.6 in / 65.6 inDry weight
Height1619 mm / 63.7 in / 63.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance181 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity52 l / 11.5 UK gal / 13.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.29 m2 / 24.7 sq ft / 24.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerRoverValves 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 supply1 SU carbEngine displacement2230 cm3 / 136.1 cu in / 136.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity371.67 cm3/cylinder / 22.681 cu in/cylinder / 22.681 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque153.0 N·m / 112.8 lb·ft / 112.8 lb·ft at 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.9 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.8 kW/l / 0.588 bhp/cu in / 0.588 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque68.6 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.77
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio53.9 kW/ton / 40.8 bhp/ton / 40.8 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.8Turning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, 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 Rover P4-75

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