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Sunbeam
3 Litre
(1926)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Sunbeam 3 Litre
Sunbeam
Serie3
Model family
Model3 Litre
Model code
Issued from1926
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typetouring car (tourer)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors4
Number of seats5
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]3315 / 130.5 / 130.5
Track front [mm / in / in]1397 / 55.0 / 55.0
Track rear [mm / in / in]1397 / 55.0 / 55.0
Length [mm / in / in]4775 / 188.0 / 188.0
Width [mm / in / in]1702 / 67.0 / 67.0
Height [mm / in / in]
Length/wheelbase ratio1.44
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]
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]
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 ManufacturerSunbeam
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sumpdry
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders6
Total number of valves12
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]75.0 / 2.95 / 2.95
Stroke [mm / in / in]110.0 / 4.33 / 4.33
Bore/Stroke ratio0.68
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2916 / 177.9 / 177.9
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]486.00 / 29.658 / 29.658
Compression ratio6.4
Fuel supply1 Claudel-Hobson carb
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]69.4 / 93.1 / 93.1
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4000 / 4000 / 4000
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]27.8 / 37.2 / 37.2 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]23.8 / 0.523 / 0.523
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) ratio4.5
Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]24.00 / 24.00 / 24.00
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]145 / 90 / 90
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 frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Suspension rearLive axle, Cantilever leaf spring
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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