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Volvo 120

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Volvo 120

3-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1582 cm3 / 96.5 cu in / 96.5 cu in, 45.0 kW / 60.3 hp / 60.3 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 115.0 N·m / 84.8 lb·ft / 84.8 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1961
Model120Issued until
Serie120Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4210 l / 148.67 cu ft / 148.67 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4460 mm / 175.6 in / 175.6 inTotal (curb) weight995 kg / 2194 lb / 2194 lb
Width1620 mm / 63.8 in / 63.8 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2610 mm / 102.8 in / 102.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1582 cm3 / 96.5 cu in / 96.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity396.11 cm3/cylinder / 24.172 cu in/cylinder / 24.172 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power45.0 kW / 60.3 hp / 60.3 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque115.0 N·m / 84.8 lb·ft / 84.8 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)18.0 kW / 24.1 hp / 24.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output28.4 kW/l / 0.625 bhp/cu in / 0.625 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque72.7 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 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 ratio61.3 kW/ton / 46.4 bhp/ton / 46.4 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 frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 120

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