• Jaguar Mark VII

    Jaguar Mark VII -

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Key facts

1955 Jaguar Mark VII M information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4991 mm
How heavy?
1715 kg
What size engine?
3.4 litre, 3442 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
193 PS / 190 bhp / 142 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
285 Nm / 210 / 29.1 kgm @ 2500 rpm


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1955 Jaguar Mark VII M technical specifications


The Jaguar Mark VII M is a rear wheel drive car, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell.
Powering the Jaguar Mark VII M is a double overhead camshaft, 3.4 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 190 bhp (193 PS/142 kW) at 5500 rpm and 285 N·m (210 lb·ft/29.1 kgm) at 2500 rpm respectively.
A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
The claimed weight at the kerb is 1715 kg.
1955 Jaguar Mark VII M data
1955 Jaguar Mark VII M data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3048 120
Track/tread (front) 1384 54.5
Track/tread (rear) 1473 58
Length 4991 196.5
Width 1854 73
Height 1600 63
Ground clearance 191 7.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1715 kg 3781 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 77.3 litres 17 UK Gal 20.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Jaguar
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.4 litre
3442 cc
(210.044 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 106 mm
3.27 × 4.17 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
193 PS (190 bhp) (142 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
55.2 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
285 Nm (210 ft·lb) (29.1 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
82.8 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium heads
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1040.5 kPa (150.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 573.67 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 112.33 PS/g
82.61 kW/g
110.79 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.1 kg/kW
20.22 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
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock 4.750
Turning circle 11.00 m
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.70 x 16
Tyres rear 6.70 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.27
general ID58652
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Jaguar Mark VII M added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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