Simson B, 1922 MY

Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.6 litre, side valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 18 bhp (18.3 PS/13.4 kW) of power at 1500 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box.


Key facts

Simson B, 1922 MY information summary

What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1570 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
18.3 PS / 18 bhp / 13.4 kW @ 1500 rpm
How much torque?

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1922 Simson B data
Body type
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2642 mm 104 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1570 cc
(95.807 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70 × 102 mm
2.76 × 4.02 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 18.3 PS (18 bhp) (13.4 kW)
at 1500 rpm
Specific output 11.5 bhp/litre
0.19 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Zenith carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 392.5 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)
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 765 x 105
Tyres rear 765 x 105
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID298078
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1922 Simson B added 2012-12-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.