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Wartburg Sports Convertible

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Wartburg Sports Convertible

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 3-cylinder straight (inline) engine, two stroke, 900 cm3 / 54.9 cu in / 54.9 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)WartburgIssued from1957
ModelSports ConvertibleIssued until
SerieSportsNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerWartburgCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3840 l / 135.61 cu ft / 135.61 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4360 mm / 171.7 in / 171.7 inTotal (curb) weight875 kg / 1929 lb / 1929 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1189 mm / 46.8 in / 46.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders3
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 3 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerWartburgValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supply2 BVF carbsEngine displacement900 cm3 / 54.9 cu in / 54.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity300.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designtwo strokeCompression ratio7.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output41.4 kW/l / 0.911 bhp/cu in / 0.911 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque96.7 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio57.1 kW/ton / 43.3 bhp/ton / 43.3 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearLive axle, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailshydraulicBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Wartburg Sports Convertible

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