Borgward Hansa 1800 Sportcabriolet, 1954 MY

The Borgward Hansa 1800 Sportcabriolet is a rear wheel drive automobile, with the motor positioned in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet bodyshell. Its 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.8 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 59 bhp (60 PS/44 kW) at 4000 rpm and 128 Nm (94 lbft/13.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission. The claimed kerb weight is 1115 kg. It is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 145 km/h which is 90 mph.

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Borgward Hansa 1800 Sportcabriolet, 1954 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4165 mm
How heavy?
1115 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1758 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
60 PS / 59 bhp / 44 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
128 Nm / 94 ft.lb / 13.1 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
145 km/h, 90 mph

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1954 Borgward Hansa 1800 Sportcabriolet data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1250 49.2
Track/tread (rear) 1300 51.2
Length 4165 164
Width 1620 63.8
Height 1440 56.7
Ground clearance 170 6.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1115 kg 2458
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Borgward
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1758 cc
(107.28 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 92 mm
3.07 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 60 PS (59 bhp) (44 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 33.6 bhp/litre
0.55 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 128 Nm (94 ft·lb) (13.1 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 72.81 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 6.5:1
Fuel system 1 Solex carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 915 kPa (132.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 439.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 145 km/h (90 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 53.65 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
39.46 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
52.91 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 25.34 kg/kW
42.33 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.90-15
Tyres rear 5.90-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.75
general
Carfolio.com ID392843
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 Borgward Hansa 1800 Sportcabriolet added 2014-12-22.
Last modified 2015-07-19.