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Riley Elf

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Riley Elf

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 998 cm3 / 60.9 cu in / 60.9 cu in, 28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 70.0 N·m / 51.6 lb·ft / 51.6 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 122 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RileyIssued from1963
ModelElfIssued until
SerieElfNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRileyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2730 l / 96.41 cu ft / 96.41 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3308 mm / 130.2 in / 130.2 inTotal (curb) weight660 kg / 1455 lb / 1455 lb
Width1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2038 mm / 80.2 in / 80.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1207 mm / 47.5 in / 47.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1168 mm / 46.0 in / 46.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance159 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity25 l / 5.5 UK gal / 6.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.61 m2 / 17.4 sq ft / 17.4 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore64.6 mm / 2.54 in / 2.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.85
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement998 cm3 / 60.9 cu in / 60.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity249.50 cm3/cylinder / 15.225 cu in/cylinder / 15.225 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque70.0 N·m / 51.6 lb·ft / 51.6 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.2 kW / 5.7 hp / 5.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.4 kW/l / 0.623 bhp/cu in / 0.623 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.1 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.76

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)15.20 s / 15.20 s / 15.20 sTop (maximal) speed122 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio57.6 kW/ton / 43.6 bhp/ton / 43.6 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,RS, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent,RS, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Riley Elf

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