ARO 24 Series

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ARO 24/32 Series
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ARO 244
Overview
Manufacturer ARO
Production 1972–2006
Assembly Câmpulung-Muscel, Romania
Body and chassis
Class Off-road vehicle
Body style 2-door convertible
3-door SUV
4-door SUV
4-door convertible
5-door SUV
2-door pickup
4-door pickup
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine Petrol/Diesel/Turbodiesel engines from 67 hp (50 kW) to 207 hp (154 kW)
Transmission 4-speed manual
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,350–4,200 mm (93–165 in)
Length 4,098–6,410 mm (161.3–252.4 in)
Width 1,775–2,100 mm (69.9–82.7 in)
Height 1,840–2,900 mm (72–114 in)
Curb weight 1,650–2,000 kg (3,640–4,410 lb)

The ARO 240 is a two-door 4x4 off-road vehicle, which was manufactured by ARO from 1972 to 2006. It was the first of the ARO 24 series, which eventually included many other models: the four-door 244, the 242 pick-up, the three-door 243, the 320 pick-up, and many other body trims.[1] Last special military versions were called ARO Dragon.

It is equipped with many different engines (both gas and Diesel), and comes in both 4x2 and 4x4 versions. Notable improvements over the years were the introduction of Romanian Diesel engines, units equipped with Toyota engines, and units equipped with Romanian-built turbo Diesel engines. The ARO-24s are no longer in production, as ARO was shut down.

Plans to market the ARO 244 in the United States as the Cross Lander 244X in 2005 were eventually cancelled. During the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s the original Romanian ARO 4X4 Series were also produced under alternative names often with modified running gear depending on the export market. In Portugal they were assembled in Lisbon and locally known as the PORTARO 4X4 and in Spain they were called HISPARO 4X4 with a reshaped bodyshell and better equipped.

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[edit]

Name Capacity Type Power Torque
2.4 2 RZ-FE 2438 cc Toyota 140 PS (103 kW) at 5000 rpm 212 N·m (156 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm
2.5 205HX 2469 cc Chrysler 120 PS (88 kW) at 5250 rpm 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) at 3500 rpm
2.5 L25 2495 cc ARO 83 PS (61 kW) at 4200 rpm 170 N·m (125 lb·ft) at 3000 rpm
2.5 M-207 2512 cc ARO 67 PS (49 kW) at 4000 rpm 160 N·m (118 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm
2.9 V6 2935 cc Ford 145 PS (107 kW) at 5500 rpm 225 N·m (166 lb·ft) at 3500 rpm
3.0 L30 3007 cc ARO 95 PS (70 kW) at 4000 rpm 196 N·m (145 lb·ft) at 3000 rpm
4.0 V6 4000 cc Cosworth 207 PS (152 kW) at 5250 rpm 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) at 3000 rpm

Diesel engines[edit]

ARO 320
Name Capacity Type Power Torque
2.4 4C 2417 cc Andoria
Turbodiesel
Turbodiesel
69 PS (51 kW) at 4200 rpm
90 PS (66 kW) at 4100 rpm
101 PS (74 kW) at 4100 rpm
147 N·m (108 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm
195 N·m (144 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm
230 N·m (170 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm
2.4 2L-T 2446 cc Toyota
Turbodiesel
86 PS (63 kW) at 4000 rpm 188 N·m (139 lb·ft) at 2200 rpm
2.5 XD3 2498 cc Peugeot 75 PS (55 kW) at 4500 rpm 147 N·m (108 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm
2.5 XD3T 2498 cc Peugeot
Turbodiesel
95 PS (70 kW) at 4150 rpm 205 N·m (151 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm
2.5 L4 OHV 2499 cc VM
Turbodiesel
101 PS (74 kW) at 4200 rpm 232 N·m (171 lb·ft) at 2200 rpm
2.5 L27 2660 cc ARO 68 PS (50 kW) at 3800 rpm 138 N·m (102 lb·ft) at 2250 rpm
2.7 DX-28 2660 cc ARO 71 PS (52 kW) at 3900 rpm 152 N·m (112 lb·ft) at 2250 rpm
2.7 TDX-28 2660 cc ARO
Turbodiesel
87 PS (64 kW) at 3500 rpm 191 N·m (141 lb·ft) at 1900 rpm
3.1 D127 3119 cc ARO 68 PS (50 kW) at 3200 rpm 185 N·m (136 lb·ft) at 1600 rpm
Aro 243 High altitude rescue 4WD ambulance of the Unitat Moto Alpina de la Creu Roja de Barcelona (Alpine Motor Unit of the Red Cross)

Versions[edit]

Romanian stamp from 1975 with ARO 240

Off-road vehicles[edit]

  • ARO 240 2-door Convertible
  • ARO 241 4-door Convertible
  • ARO 243 3-door
  • ARO 244 4-door
  • ARO 246 5-door

Light commercial vehicles[edit]

  • ARO 242 Regular Cab Pick-up
  • ARO 320 Regular Cab Pick-up
  • ARO 324 Double Cab Pick-up
  • ARO 330 Long Cab Pick-up

Others Versions: 243 VAN, 263, 264, 266, 323 Ambulance, 324, 328 MaxiTaxi, 330, 330BB, 330C, 33N, 338TC, 350BC, 35S Ambulance, 35M, 429TC/TP.[1]

Military vehicles[edit]

The ARO Dragon came in several variants to include different bodywork. There was even an armored variant.

The ARO Dragon Zivil was a civilian version of the Dragon.

Revisions[edit]

The first generation of ARO 24, between 1972 and 1976, had Dacia 1300 headlights and round taillights similar to the ARO M-461. From 1977, round headlights were used like in the IMS and the rear lights were restyled. In 1985, a new front grille and smaller round headlights were introduced. Also, they were available with double headlights, that were used mostly on the 244. In 1995, the double headlight front design was slightly restyled and the rear lights were used Oltcit Club lamps. The last restyling, in 1998, was a slight facelift of the previous model and it introduced the so-called Toyota-type ornaments.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Seria Aro 24". Automobile Romanesti. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 

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