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1972-1980 TRIUMPH Dolomite 1850 specifications

1972-1980 TRIUMPH Dolomite 1850 specifications Classic and Performance Car

A woefully under-rated sporting saloon that was a genuine BMW contender in its day, but has come to be overshadowed by the Sprint. In essence it’s a 1500TC fitted with an 1854cc version of the overhead-cam slant-four engine Triumph had been building for the Saab 99. Wishbone front suspension and live rear axle was all very conventional, but tightened up for the 1850 it created a sweet-handling and friendly machine that could be driven hard. Plusher 1850HL from 1976, and from 1973 all could be had with automatic transmission or manual with overdrive.

Production

  • Production:
    79,010
  • Price at launch:
    £1,399
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,100
  • Price (good):
    £1,500
  • Price (average):
    £850
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.6secs
  • Top speed:
    100.0mph
  • Power:
    91.0bhp
  • Torque:
    105.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4125mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2454mm
  • Width:
    1588mm
  • Height:
    1372mm
  • Weight:
    965kgs

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