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Rover 3½-Litre

Brief specs of Rover 3½-Litre

4-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, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 273.0 N·m / 201.4 lb·ft / 201.4 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RoverIssued from
Model3½-LitreIssued until
Serie3.5-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) weight1587 kg / 3499 lb / 3499 lb
Width1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
Height1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2807 mm / 110.5 in / 110.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1429 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1441 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRover/BuickValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine 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 ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque273.0 N·m / 201.4 lb·ft / 201.4 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.0 hp / 60.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.7 kW/l / 0.696 bhp/cu in / 0.696 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.3 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio94.5 kW/ton / 71.6 bhp/ton / 71.6 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rover 3½-Litre

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