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Rover Metro GTa

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 Rover Metro GTa

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1275 cm3 / 77.8 cu in / 77.8 cu in, 54.4 kW / 73.0 hp / 73.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 99.0 N·m / 73.0 lb·ft / 73.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 166 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RoverIssued from1989
ModelMetro GTaIssued until
SerieMetroNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRoverCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3406 mm / 134.1 in / 134.1 inTotal (curb) weight830 kg / 1830 lb / 1830 lb
Width1562 mm / 61.5 in / 61.5 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in / 88.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1273 mm / 50.1 in / 50.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1275 mm / 50.2 in / 50.2 inWeight distribution (front)63.0 % / 63.0 % / 63.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.51  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore70.6 mm / 2.78 in / 2.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.3 mm / 3.20 in / 3.20 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.87
Fuel supply1 A-R carbEngine displacement1275 cm3 / 77.8 cu in / 77.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity318.75 cm3/cylinder / 19.451 cu in/cylinder / 19.451 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power54.4 kW / 73.0 hp / 73.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque99.0 N·m / 73.0 lb·ft / 73.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.9 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.7 kW/l / 0.938 bhp/cu in / 0.938 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque77.7 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sTop (maximal) speed166 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.80 s / 11.80 s / 11.80 sPower-to-weight ratio88.0 kW/ton / 66.6 bhp/ton / 66.6 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones,HGS, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm,HGS, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rover Metro GTa

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