• Volvo PV 544

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Key facts

Volvo PV 544, 1957 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4496 mm
How heavy?
940 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1584 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
67 PS / 66 bhp / 49 kW @ 4500 rpm
How much torque?
116 Nm / 86 / 11.8 kgm @ 2500 rpm


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1957 Volvo PV 544 technical specifications


The PV 544 is a passenger car from Volvo, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door sedan/saloon body style.
The Volvo PV 544's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.6 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 66 bhp (67 PS/49 kW) of power at 4500 rpm, and maximum torque of 116 N·m (86 lb·ft/11.8 kgm) at 2500 rpm.
A 3 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Claimed kerb weight is 940 kg.
1957 Volvo PV 544 data
Volvo PV 544, 1957 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2652 104.4
Track/tread (front) 1311 51.6
Track/tread (rear) 1311 51.6
Length 4496 177
Width 1580 62.2
Height 1560 61.4
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 940 kg 2072 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volvo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1584 cc
(96.662 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 80 mm
3.13 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
67 PS (66 bhp) (49 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output
41.7 bhp/litre
0.68 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
116 Nm (86 ft·lb) (11.8 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
73.23 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 920.3 kPa (133.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 396 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 71.19 PS/g
52.36 kW/g
70.21 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.1 kg/kW
31.9 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
Steering cam & roller
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID15433
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Volvo PV 544 added 1997-11-17.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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