Morris Isis Series II
|1956 to 1958|
|Production||1956–1958 3614 made|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon 2-door estate car|
|Engine||2.6 L C-Series Straight-6|
|Transmission||4-speed manual, Overdrive optional, Automatic available|
|Wheelbase||107.5 in (2,730 mm)|
|Length||178 in (4,521 mm)|
|Width||65 in (1,651 mm)|
The Morris Isis Series II was based on the Morris Oxford Series III body but with longer wheelbase and front wings & bonnet to accommodate the 6-cylinder engine.
In line with changes to the corresponding Oxford line, BMC redesigned the Isis for 1956 with updated styling including a more elaborate mesh grille, chrome side strips and small fins.
The engine power increased to 90 bhp. An automatic transmission option was also added. The manual version had a four-speed box operated by a short gearstick located on the right-hand side of the front bench seat. The handbrake lever was located just behind the gearstick. Sales remained weak, and the line ended in 1958.
A de luxe saloon with overdrive tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1956 had a top speed of 90 mph (140 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 17.6 seconds. A fuel consumption of 26.2 miles per imperial gallon (10.8 L/100 km; 21.8 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £1025 including taxes. The overdrive unit had added £63 to the price.