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Vauxhall VX 4/90

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Vauxhall VX 4/90

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1508 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in, 53.3 kW / 71.5 hp / 71.5 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VauxhallIssued from1961
ModelVX 4/90Issued until
SerieVXNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVauxhallCountryUK,DE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4401 mm / 173.3 in / 173.3 inTotal (curb) weight1003 kg / 2211 lb / 2211 lb
Width1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inDry weight
Height1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in / 100.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1302 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance171 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 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 ManufacturerVauxhallValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement1508 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity377.00 cm3/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power53.3 kW / 71.5 hp / 71.5 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.3 kW / 28.6 hp / 28.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.3 kW/l / 0.777 bhp/cu in / 0.777 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.6 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio71.3 kW/ton / 54.0 bhp/ton / 54.0 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-lock3.5Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Vauxhall VX 4/90

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