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Triumph Herald Coupe

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Triumph Herald Coupe

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 948 cm3 / 57.9 cu in / 57.9 cu in, 37.7 kW / 50.6 hp / 50.6 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft @ 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TriumphIssued from1959
ModelHerald CoupeIssued until
SerieHeraldNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTriumphCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3520 l / 124.31 cu ft / 124.31 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3886 mm / 153.0 in / 153.0 inTotal (curb) weight749 kg / 1651 lb / 1651 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2324 mm / 91.5 in / 91.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity29 l / 6.4 UK gal / 7.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.69 m2 / 18.2 sq ft / 18.2 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 ManufacturerTriumphValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore63.0 mm / 2.48 in / 2.48 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.83
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement948 cm3 / 57.9 cu in / 57.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity237.00 cm3/cylinder / 14.463 cu in/cylinder / 14.463 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.7 kW / 50.6 hp / 50.6 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft at 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.1 kW / 20.2 hp / 20.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.8 kW/l / 0.874 bhp/cu in / 0.874 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.6 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio4.55
  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 ratio67.4 kW/ton / 51.1 bhp/ton / 51.1 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 alignment
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Swinging axle, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.50-15Tyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Triumph Herald Coupe

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