Wolseley 4-50

Wolseley 4-50 Introduction

Introduced Post War – Wolseley 4/50 is the smaller 4-cylinder version of the bigger 6/80, with shorter wheelbase and single SU carburettor.

However, the Wolseley 4/50 did not sell particularly well, probably because it was only £60 cheaper than the far more powerful 6/80. Sales only achieved less than 64% of those of the 6/80.

Series II engine 4/50s are particularly rare, as they were introduced just prior to the 4/50 being replaced by the Palmer-designed Wolseley 4/44.

Model DesignationWolseley 4/50
Production PeriodOct 1948 - Nov 1952
Total Produced8,925
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine Configuration4 Cylinder ohc
Power51 bhp @ 4,400 rpm
Torque72 lb ft @ 2,900 rpm
Transmission4 Speed column gearchange
Top Speed74 mph (119 kph)
0-60 mph31.6 seconds
Fuel consumption26 mpg
Weight2,575 lb (1,168 kg)
Length14’ 1" (4.29 m)
Width5’ 6" (1.67 m)
Height5’ 3" (1.61 m)
SuccessorWolseley 4/44

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