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Sunbeam Alpine II

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Sunbeam Alpine II

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1592 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 128.0 N·m / 94.4 lb·ft / 94.4 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SunbeamIssued from1960
ModelAlpine IIIssued until
SerieAlpineNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeamCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3943 mm / 155.2 in / 155.2 inTotal (curb) weight972 kg / 2143 lb / 2143 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 constructionBore81.5 mm / 3.21 in / 3.21 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement1592 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity398.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.287 cu in/cylinder / 24.287 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque128.0 N·m / 94.4 lb·ft / 94.4 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.9 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.5 kW/l / 0.824 bhp/cu in / 0.824 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.4 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 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) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.3 kW/ton / 62.4 bhp/ton / 62.4 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00 x 13Tyres rear6.00 x 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam Alpine II

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