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 104
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
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.