Key facts

1952 Humber Super Snipe Mk IV information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5005 mm
How heavy?
1753 kg
What size engine?
4.1 litre, 4139 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
118 PS / 116 bhp / 87 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
286 Nm / 211 / 29.2 kgm @ 1400 rpm


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1952 Humber Super Snipe Mk IV technical specifications


The Humber Super Snipe Mk IV is a saloon (sedan) style road car with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.1 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 116 bhp (118 PS/87 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 286 N·m (211 lb·ft/29.2 kgm) at 1400 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The quoted kerb weight is 1753 kg.
1952 Humber Super Snipe Mk IV data
1952 Humber Super Snipe Mk IV data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2940 115.7
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5005 197
Width 1867 73.5
Height 1676 66
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1753 kg 3865 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Humber
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.1 litre
4139 cc
(252.577 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 111.13 mm
3.5 × 4.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.8
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 118 PS (116 bhp) (87 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output 28 bhp/litre
0.46 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 286 Nm (211 ft·lb) (29.2 kgm)
at 1400 rpm
Specific torque 69.1 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 7.13:1
Fuel system 1 St carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 868.3 kPa (125.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 689.83 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 67.09 PS/g
49.34 kW/g
66.17 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.27 kg/kW
33.85 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
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 I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R 2LS/LT-LH
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.10
general ID57794
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1952 Humber Super Snipe Mk IV added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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