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Standard Eight

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Standard Eight

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 803 cm3 / 49.0 cu in / 49.0 cu in, 20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 53.0 N·m / 39.1 lb·ft / 39.1 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 99 km/h / 62 mph / 62 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)StandardIssued from1953
ModelEightIssued until
SerieEightNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerStandardCountryDE,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3607 mm / 142.0 in / 142.0 inTotal (curb) weight673 kg / 1484 lb / 1484 lb
Width1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inDry weight
Height1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2134 mm / 84.0 in / 84.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity32 l / 7.0 UK gal / 8.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 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 constructionBore58.0 mm / 2.28 in / 2.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.76
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement803 cm3 / 49.0 cu in / 49.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity200.75 cm3/cylinder / 12.251 cu in/cylinder / 12.251 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque53.0 N·m / 39.1 lb·ft / 39.1 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)2.2 kW / 2.9 hp / 2.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.0 kW/l / 0.572 bhp/cu in / 0.572 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque66.0 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)26.50 s / 26.50 s / 26.50 sTop (maximal) speed99 km/h / 62 mph / 62 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio41.6 kW/ton / 31.5 bhp/ton / 31.5 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
Steeringworm & nutSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes front2LSBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsGHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Standard Eight

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