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Volvo P1800

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 Volvo P1800

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1986 cm3 / 121.2 cu in / 121.2 cu in, 79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1969
ModelP1800Issued until
SerieP1800Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
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

Length4410 mm / 173.6 in / 173.6 inTotal (curb) weight1120 kg / 2469 lb / 2469 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2460 mm / 96.9 in / 96.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.74 m2 / 7.9 sq ft / 7.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.3 kW / 24.6 hp / 24.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1986 cm3 / 121.2 cu in / 121.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.57 cm3/cylinder / 30.303 cu in/cylinder / 30.303 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.6 kW / 42.4 hp / 42.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output39.8 kW/l / 0.874 bhp/cu in / 0.874 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque84.1 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 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 ratio95.5 kW/ton / 72.4 bhp/ton / 72.4 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 circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
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 P1800

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