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Rover 3-Litre P5 Ser II

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Rover 3-Litre P5 Ser II

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve), 2995 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 90.2 kW / 121.0 hp / 121.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 229.0 N·m / 168.9 lb·ft / 168.9 lb·ft @ 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RoverIssued from1962
Model3-Litre P5 Ser IIIssued until
Serie3-LitreNumber 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

Length4737 mm / 186.5 in / 186.5 inTotal (curb) weight1651 kg / 3640 lb / 3640 lb
Width1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
Height1505 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2807 mm / 110.5 in / 110.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1403 mm / 55.2 in / 55.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity64 l / 14.0 UK gal / 16.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 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 constructionBore77.8 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke105.0 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement2995 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.17 cm3/cylinder / 30.461 cu in/cylinder / 30.461 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power90.2 kW / 121.0 hp / 121.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque229.0 N·m / 168.9 lb·ft / 168.9 lb·ft at 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.1 kW/l / 0.662 bhp/cu in / 0.662 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.5 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 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)10.10 s / 10.10 s / 10.10 sTop (maximal) speed174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio73.3 kW/ton / 55.5 bhp/ton / 55.5 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-lock4.3Turning circle12.2 m / 40.0 ft / 40.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rover 3-Litre P5 Ser II

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