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Rover P4-105S

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Rover P4-105S

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve), 2638 cm3 / 161.0 cu in / 161.0 cu in, 80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, 206.0 N·m / 151.9 lb·ft / 151.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RoverIssued from1956
ModelP4-105SIssued 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

Length4528 mm / 178.3 in / 178.3 inTotal (curb) weight1448 kg / 3192 lb / 3192 lb
Width1667 mm / 65.6 in / 65.6 inDry weight
Height1314 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2819 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)1.86 m2 / 20.0 sq ft / 20.0 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 / 2.88 in / 2.88 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke105.0 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.7
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2638 cm3 / 161.0 cu in / 161.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity439.67 cm3/cylinder / 26.830 cu in/cylinder / 26.830 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque206.0 N·m / 151.9 lb·ft / 151.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.8 kW / 15.9 hp / 15.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.5 kW/l / 0.671 bhp/cu in / 0.671 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.1 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.77
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)11.90 s / 11.90 s / 11.90 sTop (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio74.6 kW/ton / 56.5 bhp/ton / 56.5 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-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 detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rover P4-105S

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