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Austin 16

(1945 model)

Brief specs of 1945 Austin 16

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2200 cm3 / 134.3 cu in / 134.3 cu in, 47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 146.0 N·m / 107.7 lb·ft / 107.7 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1945
Model16Issued until
Serie16Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBS-1Body designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4570 l / 161.39 cu ft / 161.39 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4346 mm / 171.1 in / 171.1 inTotal (curb) weight1343 kg / 2961 lb / 2961 lb
Width1702 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
Height1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2654 mm / 104.5 in / 104.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance171 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity64 l / 14.0 UK gal / 16.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.42 m2 / 26.1 sq ft / 26.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.1 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.71
Fuel supply1 Ze Type 41 VI-8 carbEngine displacement2200 cm3 / 134.3 cu in / 134.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity550.00 cm3/cylinder / 33.563 cu in/cylinder / 33.563 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque146.0 N·m / 107.7 lb·ft / 107.7 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)8.1 kW / 10.9 hp / 10.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.7 kW/l / 0.476 bhp/cu in / 0.476 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque66.4 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)15.50 s / 15.50 s / 15.50 sTop (maximal) speed121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio47.6 kW/ton / 36.1 bhp/ton / 36.1 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
Steeringcam gear variable ratioSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.8 m / 42.0 ft / 42.0 ft
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.75-16Tyres rear5.75-16
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin 16

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