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Volvo 122


type 4/5S SAL
doors 5

Engine information

Bore × stroke 79.37 mm × 80.00 mm 3.12 in × 3.15 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 1.6 litre 1582 cc (96.54 cu in)
Engine type OHV
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 7.50:1
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 66 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 818.2 kPa (118.7 psi)
Specific torque 65.11 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.99
Unitary capacity 395.5 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2601 mm
wheelbase 102.4 in
Length (milimeters) 4450 mm
Length (inches) 175.2 in
Width (milimeters) 1613 mm
Width (inches) 63.5 in
Height (milimeters) 1504 mm
Height (inches) 59.2 in
L:W ratio 1.71
Ground clearance (milimeters)
Ground clearance (inches)
Kerb weight (kilograms) 1000 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2205 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres)
Fuel capacity (UK Ga)
Fuel capacity (US Gal)


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Steering worm & nut
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio

General information

RAC rating 15.6
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1957 Volvo 122 PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1957

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