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Sunbeam Alpine 1600

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Sunbeam Alpine 1600

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1591 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in, 59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 127.0 N·m / 93.7 lb·ft / 93.7 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SunbeamIssued from1960
ModelAlpine 1600Issued until
SerieAlpineNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3350 l / 118.30 cu ft / 118.30 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3950 mm / 155.5 in / 155.5 inTotal (curb) weight995 kg / 2194 lb / 2194 lb
Width1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inDry weight
Height1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2190 mm / 86.2 in / 86.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.71 m2 / 18.5 sq ft / 18.5 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1591 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity397.52 cm3/cylinder / 24.258 cu in/cylinder / 24.258 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque127.0 N·m / 93.7 lb·ft / 93.7 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.6 kW / 31.6 hp / 31.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.1 kW/l / 0.815 bhp/cu in / 0.815 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque79.8 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.4 kW/ton / 60.9 bhp/ton / 60.9 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam Alpine 1600

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