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NSU
Sports Coupé
(1959)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of NSU Sports Coupé
NSU
SerieSports
Model family
ModelSports Coupé
Model code
Issued from1959
Issued until
Country of originDE
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats4
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]2000 / 78.7 / 78.7
Track front [mm / in / in]1200 / 47.2 / 47.2
Track rear [mm / in / in]1200 / 47.2 / 47.2
Length [mm / in / in]3626 / 142.8 / 142.8
Width [mm / in / in]1448 / 57.0 / 57.0
Height [mm / in / in]1245 / 49.0 / 49.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]178 / 7.0 / 7.0
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]516 / 1138 / 1138
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]

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.53 / 16.5 / 16.5 (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 ManufacturerNSU
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)
Total number of cylinders2
Total number of valves4
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]75.0 / 2.95 / 2.95
Stroke [mm / in / in]66.0 / 2.60 / 2.60
Bore/Stroke ratio1.14
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]583 / 35.6 / 35.6
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]291.50 / 17.788 / 17.788
Compression ratio6.8
Fuel supply1 Bing carb
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]22.4 / 30.0 / 30.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5700 / 5700 / 5700
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantair
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]9.0 / 12.0 / 12.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]38.4 / 0.844 / 0.844
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1
Final gear (drive) ratio4.41

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]58.1 / 44.1 / 44.1
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]
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 locationrear
Engine alignmenttransverse
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs
Suspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front4.40 x 12
Tyres rear4.40 x 12
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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