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Volvo PV 801

(1938 model)

Brief specs of 1938 Volvo PV 801

4-door 6-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3670 cm3 / 224.0 cu in / 224.0 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1938
ModelPV 801Issued until
SeriePVNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats6
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5150 mm / 202.8 in / 202.8 inTotal (curb) weight1750 kg / 3858 lb / 3858 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3250 mm / 128.0 in / 128.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeECTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerVolvoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke110.0 mm / 4.33 in / 4.33 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.76
Fuel supply1 carburettorEngine displacement3670 cm3 / 224.0 cu in / 224.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity611.67 cm3/cylinder / 37.326 cu in/cylinder / 37.326 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.2 kW / 35.2 hp / 35.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output17.9 kW/l / 0.393 bhp/cu in / 0.393 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio50.3 kW/ton / 38.1 bhp/ton / 38.1 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front5 x 16Wheels rear5 x 16
Tyres front6.50 x 16Tyres rear6.50 x 16
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front305 mm / 12.0 in / 12.0 inBrake diameter rear305 mm / 12.0 in / 12.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo PV 801

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