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Sunbeam 3 Litre

(1926 model)

Brief specs of 1926 Sunbeam 3 Litre

4-door 5-seater touring car (tourer), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2916 cm3 / 177.9 cu in / 177.9 cu in, 69.4 kW / 93.1 hp / 93.1 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SunbeamIssued from1926
Model3 LitreIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typetouring car (tourer)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4775 mm / 188.0 in / 188.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1702 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3315 mm / 130.5 in / 130.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.44  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerSunbeamValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke110.0 mm / 4.33 in / 4.33 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.68
Fuel supply1 Claudel-Hobson carbEngine displacement2916 cm3 / 177.9 cu in / 177.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity486.00 cm3/cylinder / 29.658 cu in/cylinder / 29.658 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio6.4 : 1
SumpdryMax. output power69.4 kW / 93.1 hp / 93.1 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)27.8 kW / 37.2 hp / 37.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.8 kW/l / 0.523 bhp/cu in / 0.523 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio4.5
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)24.00 s / 24.00 s / 24.00 sTop (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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 frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Cantilever leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam 3 Litre

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