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Lea-Francis
2½-Litre
(1949)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Lea-Francis 2½-Litre
Lea-Francis
Serie2.5-Litre
Model family
Model2½-Litre
Model code
Issued from1949
Issued until
Country of originCH
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2515 / 99.0 / 99.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1334 / 52.5 / 52.5
Track rear [mm / in / in]1334 / 52.5 / 52.5
Length [mm / in / in]4191 / 165.0 / 165.0
Width [mm / in / in]1600 / 63.0 / 63.0
Height [mm / in / in]1372 / 54.0 / 54.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]178 / 7.0 / 7.0
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1170 / 2579 / 2579
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]68 / 15.0 / 18.0

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.87 / 20.1 / 20.1 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerLea-Francis
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves8
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]85.0 / 3.35 / 3.35
Stroke [mm / in / in]110.0 / 4.33 / 4.33
Bore/Stroke ratio0.77
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2496 / 152.3 / 152.3
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]624.00 / 38.079 / 38.079
Compression ratio8.7
Fuel supply2 SU carbs
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]93.2 / 125.0 / 125.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5000 / 5000 / 5000
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]193.0 / 142.3 / 142.3
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]2500 / 2500 / 2500
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]37.3 / 50.0 / 50.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]37.3 / 0.821 / 0.821
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]77.3 / 0.68 / 0.68

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1
Final gear (drive) ratio3.64

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]106.8 / 80.9 / 80.9
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]161 / 100 / 100
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion bar
Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdrum
Brakes reardrum
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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