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Volvo PV 444

(1947 model)

Brief specs of 1947 Volvo PV 444

2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 119.0 N·m / 87.8 lb·ft / 87.8 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 117 km/h / 73 mph / 73 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1947
ModelPV 444Issued until
SeriePVNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4216 mm / 166.0 in / 166.0 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1184 mm / 46.6 in / 46.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.80 m2 / 19.4 sq ft / 19.4 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 ManufacturerVolvoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity396.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.165 cu in/cylinder / 24.165 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque119.0 N·m / 87.8 lb·ft / 87.8 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.0 kW/l / 0.724 bhp/cu in / 0.724 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.1 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed117 km/h / 73 mph / 73 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.5 kW/ton / 55.0 bhp/ton / 55.0 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo PV 444

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