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Sunbeam-Talbot Mk III Saloon

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Sunbeam-Talbot Mk III Saloon

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2267 cm3 / 138.3 cu in / 138.3 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 146 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Sunbeam-TalbotIssued from1954
ModelMk III SaloonIssued until
SerieMk IIINumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeam-TalbotCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4267 mm / 168.0 in / 168.0 inTotal (curb) weight1360 kg / 2998 lb / 2998 lb
Width1588 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inDry weight
Height1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2477 mm / 97.5 in / 97.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke110.0 mm / 4.33 in / 4.33 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supply1 St carbEngine displacement2267 cm3 / 138.3 cu in / 138.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity566.75 cm3/cylinder / 34.585 cu in/cylinder / 34.585 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)10.4 kW / 14.0 hp / 14.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.3 kW/l / 0.579 bhp/cu in / 0.579 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque72.8 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.84
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)12.60 s / 12.60 s / 12.60 sTop (maximal) speed146 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio58.8 kW/ton / 44.6 bhp/ton / 44.6 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes front2LSBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsLHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam-Talbot Mk III Saloon

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