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Sunbeam Alpine

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Sunbeam Alpine

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1494 cm3 / 91.2 cu in / 91.2 cu in, 58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 122.0 N·m / 90.0 lb·ft / 90.0 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SunbeamIssued from1959
ModelAlpineIssued until
SerieAlpineNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3943 mm / 155.2 in / 155.2 inTotal (curb) weight966 kg / 2130 lb / 2130 lb
Width1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inDry weight
Height1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2184 mm / 86.0 in / 86.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity41 l / 9.0 UK gal / 10.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.71 m2 / 18.4 sq ft / 18.4 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 ManufacturerHillmanValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement1494 cm3 / 91.2 cu in / 91.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity373.50 cm3/cylinder / 22.792 cu in/cylinder / 22.792 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque122.0 N·m / 90.0 lb·ft / 90.0 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.3 kW / 31.2 hp / 31.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.0 kW/l / 0.856 bhp/cu in / 0.856 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.7 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.8 kW/ton / 61.2 bhp/ton / 61.2 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-lock3Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam Alpine

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