2015 Caterham Seven 270 SV

Caterham Seven 270 SV is a car that has a roadster body style with a front positioned engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.6 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) at 6800 rpm and 165 Nm (122 lbft/16.8 kgm) at 4100 rpm respectively. The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 565 kg. It is claimed to attain a top speed of 196 km/h (122 mph).

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2015 Caterham Seven 270 SV information summary

What body style?
0 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
3530 mm
How heavy?
565 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

0 door roadster FR 6M 1596 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 565 kg
0 door roadster FR 6M 1596 cm3 154 PS 152 bhp 113 kW 565 kg
0 door roadster FR 5M 1596 cm3 154 PS 152 bhp 113 kW 565 kg
0 door roadster FR 5M 1999 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 550 kg
0 door roadster FR 5M 1999 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 585 kg
0 door roadster FR 6M 1999 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 585 kg
0 door roadster FR 6M 1999 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 585 kg
0 door roadster FR 5M 1999 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 585 kg
2015 Caterham Seven 270 SV data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors0
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2305 mm 90.7 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3530 mm 139 inches
Width 1685 mm 66.3 inches
Height 1015 mm 40 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.53
Kerb weight 565 kg 1246 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 41 litres 9 UK Gal 10.8 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 242.26 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
178.18 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
238.94 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.61 kg/kW
9.37 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 ID530244
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2015 Caterham Seven 270 SV added 2017-10-01.
Last modified 2017-10-01.