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Series 1 Land Rover Basic Specifications

Series I Land Rovers show more specification changes than the later Series II & III models. This is perhaps to be expected since Land Rovers were a new concept vehicle and reported problems had to be resolved by design changes. Land Rover owners were continuously requesting more load capacity and greater engine power and the specification changes reflect responses to these requests.

Vehicle load capacities

Min unladen weight
Max allowable weight
80inch 1948-51 2594lb(1340kg)  
80inch 1952-54 2604lb(1181kg)  
86inch 1954-56 2702lb(1228kg)  
107inch 1954-58 3056lb(1389kg) 4556lb(2071kg)
88inch 1956-58 2740lb(1243kg) 4190lb(1901kg)
109inch 1956-58 3080lb(1397kg) 5185lb(2352kg)

Vehicle‘payload’ is the load(excluding the driver and 1 passenger) that the vehicle may reasonably be expected to carry comfortably cross-country. It is generally around 1000lb(460kg) throughout the Series 1 model range.

Fluid capacities

Engine size
20.5 US pints
20.5 US pints
20.5 US pints
Engine sump (including filter)
13 US pints
13 US pints
15.4 US pints
3 US pints
3 US pints
3 US pints
Transfer box
5.25 US pints
5.25 US pints
5.25 US pints
Swivel hubs
1.25 US pints
1.25 US pints
1.25 US pints

Fuel tanks

All fuel tank capacities, both petrol & diesel, are 12 US gal(45litre) except for the 109in 6cyl & 109in Station Wagon, which are 18 US gal(68litre)
  80inch 86inch 88inch 107inch 109inch
Turning circle 33ft(10.1m) 37ft(11.3m) 42ft(12.8m) 48ft(14.6m) 48ft(14.6m)
Fuel consumption 1595cc petrol 21mpg* 1997cc petrol 18mpg* 2052cc diesel 24mpg*
Sustained urban use will lower these figures. Use of four-wheel drive dramatically reduces them.
*mpg figures are relative to US gallons.


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