Key facts

1939 Morris 8 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3658 mm
How heavy?
787 kg
What size engine?
0.9 litre, 919 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
30.4 PS / 30 bhp / 22.4 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
How quick?
0-60 mph: -1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: -1 s
How fast?
93 km/h, 58 mph


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1939 Morris 8 technical specifications


Morris 8 is a car that has a saloon type body with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 0.9 litre capacity. This powerplant features side valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 30 bhp (30.4 PS/22.4 kW) of power at 4400 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.
Quoted kerb weight is 787 kg.
The Morris 8 is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 93 km/h, or 58 mph.
1939 Morris 8 data
1939 Morris 8 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2261 89
Track/tread (front) 1140 44.9
Track/tread (rear) 1175 46.3
Length 3658 144
Width 1448 57
Height 1575 62
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 787 kg 1735 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 25 litres 5.5 UK Gal 6.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Morris
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.9 litre
919 cc
(56.081 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 57 × 90 mm
2.24 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.63
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 30.4 PS (30 bhp) (22.4 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 32.6 bhp/litre
0.53 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 6.5:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 229.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 32 s
Acceleration 0-60mph -1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h -1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 93 km/h (58 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 38.65 PS/g
28.43 kW/g
38.12 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 35.18 kg/kW
58.76 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 5.29
general ID13156
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 8.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1939 Morris 8 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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