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Hindustan Motors Ambassador Mk 4

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 Hindustan Motors Ambassador Mk 4

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 99 km/h / 62 mph / 62 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Hindustan MotorsIssued from1982
ModelAmbassador Mk 4Issued until
SerieAmbassadorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHindustan MotorsCountryIN

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4310 mm / 169.7 in / 169.7 inTotal (curb) weight1158 kg / 2553 lb / 2553 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2460 mm / 96.9 in / 96.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)57.3 % / 57.3 % / 57.3 %
Ground clearance159 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
FueldieselStroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity372.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.716 cu in/cylinder / 22.716 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio23.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.9 kW / 16.0 hp / 16.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.0 kW/l / 0.440 bhp/cu in / 0.440 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque55.7 N·m/l / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed99 km/h / 62 mph / 62 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio34.5 kW/ton / 26.2 bhp/ton / 26.2 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-lock3.72Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Hindustan Motors Ambassador Mk 4

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