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TVR M 2.5

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 TVR M 2.5

2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 78.0 kW / 104.6 hp / 104.6 hp @ 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1972
ModelM 2.5Issued until
SerieMNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3710 l / 131.02 cu ft / 131.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3920 mm / 154.3 in / 154.3 inTotal (curb) weight1025 kg / 2260 lb / 2260 lb
Width1630 mm / 64.2 in / 64.2 inDry weight
Height1200 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2290 mm / 90.2 in / 90.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.66 m2 / 17.9 sq ft / 17.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.83 m2 / 8.9 sq ft / 8.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.7 kW / 27.7 hp / 27.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power78.0 kW / 104.6 hp / 104.6 hp at 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.2 kW / 41.8 hp / 41.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output31.2 kW/l / 0.686 bhp/cu in / 0.686 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque72.1 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio103.4 kW/ton / 78.3 bhp/ton / 78.3 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 locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR M 2.5

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