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Austin A40

(1947 model)

Brief specs of 1947 Austin A40

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in, 29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 114 km/h / 71 mph / 71 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1947
ModelA40Issued until
SerieA40Number 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

Length3886 mm / 153.0 in / 153.0 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2350 mm / 92.5 in / 92.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

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 cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore65.5 mm / 2.58 in / 2.58 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity300.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.9 kW / 6.6 hp / 6.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.8 kW/l / 0.546 bhp/cu in / 0.546 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)20.50 s / 20.50 s / 20.50 sTop (maximal) speed114 km/h / 71 mph / 71 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio41.5 kW/ton / 31.4 bhp/ton / 31.4 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 frontIndependent, Coil 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 A40

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