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Sunbeam Alpine

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Sunbeam Alpine

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 2267 cm3 / 138.3 cu in / 138.3 cu in, 60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SunbeamIssued from1955
ModelAlpineIssued until
SerieAlpineNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3910 l / 138.08 cu ft / 138.08 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4280 mm / 168.5 in / 168.5 inTotal (curb) weight1300 kg / 2866 lb / 2866 lb
Width1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inDry weight
Height1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in / 97.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2267 cm3 / 138.3 cu in / 138.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio7.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.0 kW / 32.2 hp / 32.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.5 kW/l / 0.582 bhp/cu in / 0.582 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.9 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio62.4 kW/ton / 47.3 bhp/ton / 47.3 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam Alpine

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