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Riley 1.5 litre RME

Overview

Produced: 1952-1955, 3446 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Riley 1.5 litre RME

Due perhaps to the unsettling period of the BMC merger in 1951, Riley chose to update its 1.5 RM saloon in two stages. The first stage came in 1952 which saw the introduction of the 1.5 litre RME. The RME now had revised rear suspension and axle, along with fully hydraulic brakes to replace the earlier hydro-mechanical set-up.

In 1953 the RME received new style front wings, which were more abbreviated than before and the running boards had now been deleted. The rear wings were also modified to incorporate "spats" which half covered the rear road wheels. The RME finally disappeared from the Riley range in 1955 after only 3,446 cars had been built. 

Buyers Guide Riley RM featured in Practical Classics June 1996 – available from our sister site Bookbase.  Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1496ccS4 OHV

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
81 mph25.1 s0 s26 mpg0 bhp 0

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