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Morgan Plus 4

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Morgan Plus 4

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 91.0 kW / 122.0 hp / 122.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorganIssued from1985
ModelPlus 4Issued until
SeriePlusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMorganCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3730 l / 131.72 cu ft / 131.72 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3886 mm / 153.0 in / 153.0 inTotal (curb) weight848 kg / 1870 lb / 1870 lb
Width1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1194 mm / 47.0 in / 47.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.58 m2 / 17.0 sq ft / 17.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.79 m2 / 8.5 sq ft / 8.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.6 kW / 26.3 hp / 26.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFiatValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; aluminium alloy headBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyBosch LE-Jetronic fuel injectionEngine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity498.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power91.0 kW / 122.0 hp / 122.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.8 kW / 56.1 hp / 56.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.6 kW/l / 1.002 bhp/cu in / 1.002 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.2 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sTop (maximal) speed180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.00 s / 9.00 s / 9.00 sPower-to-weight ratio143.9 kW/ton / 109.0 bhp/ton / 109.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.70 s / 9.70 s / 9.70 sFuel 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 time16.90 s / 16.90 s / 16.90 s (top 79 km/h / 49 mph / 49 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time33.50 s / 33.50 s / 33.50 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,VSlPil, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front6 x 15Wheels rear6 x 15
Tyres front195/60 R 15Tyres rear195/60 R 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear229 mm / 9.0 in / 9.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morgan Plus 4

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