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Standard Vanguard Sportsman

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Standard Vanguard Sportsman

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2088 cm3 / 127.4 cu in / 127.4 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 164.9 N·m / 121.6 lb·ft / 121.6 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 146 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)StandardIssued from1956
ModelVanguard SportsmanIssued until
SerieVanguardNumber 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

Length4407 mm / 173.5 in / 173.5 inTotal (curb) weight1283 kg / 2829 lb / 2829 lb
Width1715 mm / 67.5 in / 67.5 inDry weight
Height1562 mm / 61.5 in / 61.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2591 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance184 mm / 7.2 in / 7.2 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.28 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 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 ManufacturerStandardValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2088 cm3 / 127.4 cu in / 127.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity522.00 cm3/cylinder / 31.854 cu in/cylinder / 31.854 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque164.9 N·m / 121.6 lb·ft / 121.6 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.9 kW / 13.2 hp / 13.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.1 kW/l / 0.706 bhp/cu in / 0.706 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.0 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio3.6
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)12.50 s / 12.50 s / 12.50 sTop (maximal) speed146 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio70.2 kW/ton / 53.2 bhp/ton / 53.2 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Standard Vanguard Sportsman

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