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NSU Prinz I

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 NSU Prinz I

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve straight (inline) engine, 583 cm3 / 35.6 cu in / 35.6 cu in, 15.0 kW / 20.1 hp / 20.1 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 41.0 N·m / 30.2 lb·ft / 30.2 lb·ft @ 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm, rear wheel drive, 109 km/h / 68 mph / 68 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)NSUIssued from1959
ModelPrinz IIssued until
SeriePrinzNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerNSUCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2840 l / 100.29 cu ft / 100.29 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3150 mm / 124.0 in / 124.0 inTotal (curb) weight516 kg / 1138 lb / 1138 lb
Width1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2010 mm / 79.1 in / 79.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity44 l / 9.7 UK gal / 11.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.68 m2 / 18.1 sq ft / 18.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 2 cylinder (twin))Total number of valves4
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement583 cm3 / 35.6 cu in / 35.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity291.58 cm3/cylinder / 17.793 cu in/cylinder / 17.793 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio6.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power15.0 kW / 20.1 hp / 20.1 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque41.0 N·m / 30.2 lb·ft / 30.2 lb·ft at 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm / 2250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.0 kW / 8.0 hp / 8.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.7 kW/l / 0.565 bhp/cu in / 0.565 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.3 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed109 km/h / 68 mph / 68 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio39.2 kW/ton / 29.7 bhp/ton / 29.7 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 locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle8.0 m / 26.2 ft / 26.2 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front135-12Tyres rear135/80-SR13
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of NSU Prinz I

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