Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Specifications and Performance

Year of manufacture

1971 to 1974

Make

Jaguar

Model

 E-Type series 3 V12

Body style

 2+2 Coupe (Roadster also available)

Price new (1971)

 AUS$11,500



 Fuel consumption

 12 - 15 mpg

 Maximum speed

145 mph (234 kph)

Maximum speed in gears (manual)


1st

55 mph

88kph

6,500 rpm

2nd

83 mph

134 kph

6,500 rpm

3rd

115 mph

185 kph

6,500 rpm

4th

145 mph

234 kph

6,000 rpm

Standing quarter mile

14.2 seconds

 Acceleration (Manual)


0-30 mph

 2.7 secs

 0-40 mph

 3.4 secs

 0-50 mph

 4.6 secs

 0-60 mph

 6.4 secs

 0-70 mph

 7.9 secs

 0-80 mph

 9.8 secs

 0-90 mph

 12.6 secs

 0-100 mph

 15.4 secs

 0-110 mph

 19.3 sec

 0-120 mph

 25.8 secs

 Braking (60 mph - 0)

 133 feet



 Engine

Aluminium block, heads and sump. Cast iron wet cylinder liners,

7 main bearing crank.

Cylinders

V12

Layout

 60 degree vee

Bore

3.54 in.

90 mm

Stroke

 2.76 in.

70 mm

Capacity

 326 cu in.

5343 cc

 Compression Ratio

 9 to 1

Camshafts

Single overhead cam per bank

Cam drive

Single duplex endless chain

Valves

Two per cylinder in a flat head

Carburation

Four Zenith Stromberg 175 CD2SE

Octane rating

 97

Power at RPM

 272 bhp at 5850 rpm

Torque at rpm

 304 lb/ft at 3,600 rpm



 Manual Transmission

 Four speed all synchro

Clutch

Single plate 10.5 in.

 Ratios


 Gear

Direct

Overall

mph/1000 rpm

First

2.933:1

 9.00:1

10.1

Second

1.905:1

 5.85:1

12.8

Third

1.389:1

 4.26:1

18.7

Fourth

1.0:1

 3.07:1

24.7



 Automatic transmission

 Borg Warner model 12, three speed



 Differential

 Limited Slip

 Diff ratio

3.31:1 (Manual - Australia)

3.07:1 (Auto - Australia)



Body construction

All steel monocoque bodyshell, separate bolt on front subframe

Suspension - front

Independent.  Anti-dive geometry, upper & lower wishbones with torsion bars and anti-roll bar

Suspension rear

Independent.  Double coil over shocks, single wishbones,

swinging driveshafts and radius arms, anti-roll bar - all mounted

as a unit in a removeable subframe

 Steering

 Power assisted rack and pinion

Turns lock to lock

 3.5

 Turning circle

 35 feet

 Brakes

 Girling power assisted four wheel discs, split circuit front to rear

 Front

 Ventilated rotors, 11.2 in. (284 mm), three piston calipers

 Rear

 Inboard mounted solid rotors, 10.4 in. (263.5 mm)



 Vehicle dimensions

 Imperial

Metric

Wheelbase

105 in

2660 mm

Track front

 54.4 in.

1380 mm

Track rear

 53.4 in.

1350 mm

Length

 184.4 in.

4670 mm

Width

66.5 in.

1690 mm

Height

51.2 in.

1300 mm

Ground clearance

5.5 in.

140 mm

Kerb weight (approx.)

3435 lb

1558 kg



 Fuel capacity

18 gallons (81.8 litres)

 Wheels

15x6 pressed steel, chrome with black flutes.

Optional - 15x6 chrome wire wheels

 Tyres

E70 VR 15 Dunlop SP Sport

 Tyre pressures

Front: 28 psi

Rear: 32 psi