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Austin 18

(1938 model)

Brief specs of 1938 Austin 18

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 2510 cm3 / 153.2 cu in / 153.2 cu in, 48.5 kW / 65.0 hp / 65.0 hp @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1938
Model18Issued until
Serie18Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4521 mm / 178.0 in / 178.0 inTotal (curb) weight1575 kg / 3472 lb / 3472 lb
Width1803 mm / 71.0 in / 71.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2870 mm / 113.0 in / 113.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance159 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore69.3 mm / 2.73 in / 2.73 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.1 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.62
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2510 cm3 / 153.2 cu in / 153.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity418.33 cm3/cylinder / 25.528 cu in/cylinder / 25.528 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power48.5 kW / 65.0 hp / 65.0 hp at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)19.4 kW / 26.0 hp / 26.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.3 kW/l / 0.425 bhp/cu in / 0.425 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio41.3 kW/ton / 31.3 bhp/ton / 31.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin 18

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