Specifications

Specifications the Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre)...

Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) Specifications. Here’s some hopefully useful information that I’ll keep updating over time. This will be updated as more information is collected.

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Rover P5 and P5B Specifications

 Rover P5 MkI / IA SaloonRover P5 MkII Saloon & CoupeRover P5 MkIII Saloon & CoupeRover P5B Saloon & Coupe
Production
General ConfigurationFront-engine rear wheel drive.Front-engine rear wheel drive.Front-engine rear wheel drive.Front-engine rear wheel drive.
Engine Type6 cylinders in-line.6 cylinders in-line.6 cylinders in-line.V8
0-60 mph16.2 seconds
(Autocar, 21 Aug 1959)
Not stated.Not stated.12.4 seconds
Top Speed97.5 m.p.h.
(Autocar, 21 Aug 1959)
Not stated.Not stated.108 mph
Power115 b.h.p. @ 4,500 r.p.m.Manual: 134 b.h.p. @ 5,000 r.p.m.
Auto: 129 b.h.p @ 4,500 r.p.m.
Manual & Auto: 134 b.h.p. @ 5,000 r.p.m.184 b.h.p. @ 5,200 r.p.m.
Torque164 lb. ft. @ 1,500 r.p.m.Manual: 169 lb. ft. @ 1,750 r.p.m.
Auto: 161 lb. ft. @ 3,000 r.p.m.
Manual & Auto: 169 lb. ft. @ 1,750 r.p.m.226 lb. ft. @ 3,000 r.p.m.
Capacity183 cu.in. / 2,995 c.c.183 cu.in. / 2,995 c.c.183 cu.in. / 2,995 c.c.215.3 cu. in. / 3,528 c.c.
Cylinder Bore3.063 in. / 77.8 mm3.063 in. / 77.8 mm3.063 in. / 77.8 mm3.5 in. / 88.9 mm
Cylinder Stroke4.134 in. / 105 mm4.134 in. / 105 mm4.134 in. / 105 mm2.8 in. / 71.12 mm
Fuel Tank14 Gallons / 64 litres14 Gallons / 64 litres14 Gallons / 64 litres14 Gallons / 64 litres. (Petrol 5*)
Fuel DeliveryElectric pumpElectric pumpElectric pumpMechanical pump. Twin SU Carburettors.
Suspension FrontIndependent, laminated torsion spring.Independent, laminated torsion spring.Independent, laminated torsion spring.Independent, laminated torsion spring.
Suspension RearLive axle, progressive rate semi-elliptical leaf springs.Live axle, progressive rate semi-elliptical leaf springs.Live axle, progressive rate semi-elliptical leaf springs.Live axle, progressive rate semi-elliptical leaf springs.
SteeringBurman re-circulating ball.Burman re-circulating ball. Power assistance standard on the Coupe.Worm and peg. Power assistance standard on the Coupe.Power steering: Hydrosteer variable ratio.
BrakesServo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Later models disc / drum brakes.Servo-assisted hydraulic disc / drum brakes.Servo-assisted hydraulic disc / drum brakes.Servo-assisted hydraulic disc / drum brakes.
Tyres6.70 x 15 tubeless. 7.10 x 15 optional.6.70 x 15 tubeless. 6.70 x 15 tubeless. 6.70 x 15 tubeless.
BodyUnitary steel construction with front sub-frame.Unitary steel construction with front sub-frame.Unitary steel construction with front sub-frame.Unitary steel construction with front sub-frame.
Gearbox4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic.4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic.4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic (Borg-Warner Type 35).3-speed automatic, Borg-Warner Type 35.
Length186.5 in. / 4.74 m186.5 in. / 4.74 m186.5 in. / 4.74 m186.5 in. / 4.737 m
Width70 in. / 1.78 m70 in. / 1.78 m70 in. / 1.78 m70.50 in. / 1.78 m
Height (Coupe)Not applicable57.25 in. / 1.45 m58 in. / 1.49 m58 in. / 1.47 m
Height (Saloon)60.25 in. / 1.53 m59.25 in. / 1.50 m61 in. / 1.54 m61 in. / 1.54 m
Wheelbase110.5 in. / 2.81 m110.5 in. / 2.81 m110.5 in. / 2.81 m110.5 in. / 2.81 m
Track (Front)55 in. / 1.40 m55.31 in / 1.41 m55.31 in / 1.41 m55.31 in. / 1.41 m
Track ( Rear)56 in. / 1.42 m56 in. / 1.42 m56 in. / 1.42 m56 in. / 1.42 m
Ground Clearance7.88 in. / 0.20 m7.88 in. / 0.20 m6.63 in. / 0.16 m6.63 in. / 0.16 m
WeightNot statedNot statedNot statedSaloon: 3,498 lb / 1,587 kg
Coupe: 3,479 lb / 1,578 kg

 

 

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