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Triumph Herald 12/50

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Triumph Herald 12/50

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1147 cm3 / 70.0 cu in / 70.0 cu in, 38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 85.0 N·m / 62.7 lb·ft / 62.7 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TriumphIssued from1963
ModelHerald 12/50Issued until
SerieHeraldNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTriumphCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3886 mm / 153.0 in / 153.0 inTotal (curb) weight841 kg / 1854 lb / 1854 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 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 clearance171 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity30 l / 6.5 UK gal / 7.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

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 ManufacturerTriumphValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore69.3 mm / 2.73 in / 2.73 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1147 cm3 / 70.0 cu in / 70.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity286.75 cm3/cylinder / 17.499 cu in/cylinder / 17.499 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque85.0 N·m / 62.7 lb·ft / 62.7 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.2 kW / 20.4 hp / 20.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.1 kW/l / 0.728 bhp/cu in / 0.728 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.1 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio60.6 kW/ton / 45.9 bhp/ton / 45.9 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-lock3.75Turning circle7.6 m / 24.9 ft / 24.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Triumph Herald 12/50

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