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Simca Ariane

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Simca Ariane

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1290 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in, 45.5 kW / 61.0 hp / 61.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SimcaIssued from1963
ModelArianeIssued until
SerieArianeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSimcaCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4720 l / 166.69 cu ft / 166.69 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4520 mm / 178.0 in / 178.0 inTotal (curb) weight1010 kg / 2227 lb / 2227 lb
Width1755 mm / 69.1 in / 69.1 inDry weight
Height1434 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2692 mm / 106.0 in / 106.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerSimcaValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1290 cm3 / 78.7 cu in / 78.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity322.50 cm3/cylinder / 19.680 cu in/cylinder / 19.680 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power45.5 kW / 61.0 hp / 61.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)18.2 kW / 24.4 hp / 24.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.3 kW/l / 0.775 bhp/cu in / 0.775 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.5 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio60.4 kW/ton / 45.8 bhp/ton / 45.8 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
Steeringworm & sectorSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165 x 380Tyres rear165 x 380
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Simca Ariane

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