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Rover 3500 Vanden Plas EFi

(1984 model)

Brief specs of 1984 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas EFi

5-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3532 cm3 / 215.5 cu in / 215.5 cu in, 139.4 kW / 186.9 hp / 186.9 hp @ 5280 rpm / 5280 rpm / 5280 rpm, 298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 210 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RoverIssued from1984
Model3500 Vanden Plas EFiIssued until
Serie3500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRoverCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4960 l / 175.16 cu ft / 175.16 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4727 mm / 186.1 in / 186.1 inTotal (curb) weight1431 kg / 3155 lb / 3155 lb
Width1768 mm / 69.6 in / 69.6 inDry weight
Height1385 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2815 mm / 110.8 in / 110.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity66 l / 14.5 UK gal / 17.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

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 cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRover/BuickValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionlight alloy block & headBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supplyLu L-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement3532 cm3 / 215.5 cu in / 215.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity441.50 cm3/cylinder / 26.942 cu in/cylinder / 26.942 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power139.4 kW / 186.9 hp / 186.9 hp at 5280 rpm / 5280 rpm / 5280 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.8 kW / 74.8 hp / 74.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.5 kW/l / 0.867 bhp/cu in / 0.867 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.4 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.85

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed210 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio130.7 kW/ton / 99.0 bhp/ton / 99.0 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 & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.75Turning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs, Watt's linkage
Wheels front6.5 x 15Wheels rear6.5 x 15
Tyres front205/60 VR 15Tyres rear205/60 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front258 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 inBrake diameter rear230 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rover 3500 Vanden Plas EFi

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