Key facts

1936 Riley Adelphi information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3823 mm
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1726 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
How much torque?


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1936 Riley Adelphi technical specifications


This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed preselectorS 'box.
1936 Riley Adelphi data
1936 Riley Adelphi data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2858 112.5
Track/tread (front) 1295 51
Track/tread (rear) 1295 51
Length 3823 150.5
Width 1556 61.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.34
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 52.3 litres 11.5 UK Gal 13.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Riley
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 1.7 litre
1726 cc
(105.327 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 62 × 95.2 mm
2.44 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.65
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
Specific output
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 287.67 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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 worm & segment
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 4.75-18
Tyres rear 4.75-18
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed preselectorS
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID279807
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1936 Riley Adelphi added 2012-07-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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