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Sunbeam Alpine III

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Sunbeam Alpine III

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1592 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in, 57.4 kW / 77.0 hp / 77.0 hp, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SunbeamIssued from1963
ModelAlpine IIIIssued until
SerieAlpineNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3943 mm / 155.2 in / 155.2 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inDry weight
Height1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2184 mm / 86.0 in / 86.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.71 m2 / 18.4 sq ft / 18.4 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 ManufacturerHillmanValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.5 mm / 3.21 in / 3.21 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement1592 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity398.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.287 cu in/cylinder / 24.287 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power57.4 kW / 77.0 hp / 77.0 hp at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.5 kW / 12.7 hp / 12.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.1 kW/l / 0.792 bhp/cu in / 0.792 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.10 s / 10.10 s / 10.10 sTop (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio79.8 kW/ton / 60.5 bhp/ton / 60.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam Alpine III

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