2015 Caterham Seven 270

This automobile has a roadster body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The Caterham Seven 270's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.6 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) of power at 6800 rpm, and maximum torque of 165 N·m (122 lb·ft/16.8 kgm) at 4100 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. It weighs a stated 540 kg at the kerb. Top quoted speed is 196 km/h (122 mph).

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2015 Caterham Seven 270 information summary

What body style?
0 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
3100 mm
How heavy?
540 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1596 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
137 PS / 135 bhp / 101 kW @ 6800 rpm
How much torque?
165 Nm / 122 ft.lb / 16.8 kgm @ 4100 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5 s
How fast?
196 km/h, 122 mph

Caterham Seven models

Caterham Seven 270 -
0 door roadster FR 6M 1596 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 540 kg
Caterham Seven 310 -
0 door roadster FR 6M 1596 cm3 154 PS 152 bhp 113 kW 540 kg
0 door roadster FR 5M 1596 cm3 154 PS 152 bhp 113 kW 540 kg
0 door roadster FR 5M 1999 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 525 kg
Caterham Seven 360 -
0 door roadster FR 6M 1999 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 560 kg
0 door roadster FR 5M 1999 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 560 kg
0 door roadster FR 6M 1999 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 560 kg
Caterham Seven 420 -
0 door roadster FR 5M 1999 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 560 kg
Caterham Seven Superlight Twenty -
0 door roadster FR 6M 1596 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 498 kg
Caterham Seven 160/165 -
0 door roadster FR 5M 658 cm3 80 PS 79 bhp 59 kW 490 kg
0 door roadster FR 6M 1999 cm3 240 PS 237 bhp 177 kW 179.0 CO2 525 kg
Caterham Seven 620R -
0 door roadster FR 6M 1999 cm3 315 PS 311 bhp 232 kW
Caterham Seven Superlight R 500 -
0 door roadster FR 6M 1999 cm3 267 PS 263 bhp 196 kW 506 kg
2015 Caterham Seven 270 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors0
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2225 mm 87.6 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3100 mm 122 inches
Width 1575 mm 62 inches
Height 990 mm 39 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.39
Kerb weight 540 kg 1190 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 36 litres 7.9 UK Gal 9.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1596 cc
(97.394 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79 × 81.4 mm
3.11 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 6800 rpm
Specific output 84.6 bhp/litre
1.39 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 165 Nm (122 ft·lb) (16.8 kgm)
at 4100 rpm
Specific torque 103.38 Nm/litre
1.25 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1299.2 kPa (188.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 196 km/h (122 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 253.48 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
186.43 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
250 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.36 kg/kW
8.96 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension dD.RA.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 185/60 x 14
Tyres rear 185/60 x 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 3.92
general
Carfolio.com ID530090
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2015 Caterham Seven 270 added 2017-10-01.
Last modified 2017-10-01.