• NSU Prinz II

    NSU Prinz II -

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Key facts

NSU Prinz II, 1959 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3143 mm
How heavy?
505 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 583 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Straight
How much power?
20.3 PS / 20 bhp / 14.9 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
41 Nm / 30.2 / 4.2 kgm @ 2250 rpm
How fast?
109 km/h, 68 mph


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1959 NSU Prinz II technical specifications


The Prinz II is an automobile from NSU, with rear wheel drive, a rear mounted engine and a saloon (sedan) body style.
The 2 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 0.6 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 20 bhp (20.3 PS/14.9 kW) at 4600 rpm and 41 Nm (30.2 lbft/4.2 kgm) at 2250 rpm respectively.
A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
It weighs a stated 505 kg at the kerb.
Top stated speed is 109 km/h, which equates to 68 mph.
1959 NSU Prinz II data
NSU Prinz II, 1959 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2000 78.7
Track/tread (front) 1200 47.2
Track/tread (rear) 1200 47.2
Length 3143 123.7
Width 1422 56
Height 1372 54
Ground clearance 178 7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.57
Kerb weight 505 kg 1113 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 25 litres 5.5 UK Gal 6.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer NSU
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 2
Capacity 0.6 litre
583 cc
(35.577 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 75 × 66 mm
2.95 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output
20.3 PS (20 bhp) (14.9 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
34.3 bhp/litre
0.56 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
41 Nm (30.2 ft·lb) (4.2 kgm)
at 2250 rpm
Specific torque
70.33 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 6.8:1
Fuel system 1 Bi carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 883.7 kPa (128.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 291.5 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 109 km/h (68 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 40.15 PS/g
29.53 kW/g
39.6 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 33.86 kg/kW
56.56 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 rear
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.500
Turning circle 8.20 m
Front suspension I.CS.W.
Rear suspension SwAx.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 4.5
Final drive ratio
general ID73898
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 7.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 NSU Prinz II added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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