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Austin A40 Somerset Coupe

(1952 model)

Brief specs of 1952 Austin A40 Somerset Coupe

4-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in, 31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 79.0 N·m / 58.3 lb·ft / 58.3 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, rear wheel drive, 113 km/h / 70 mph / 70 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1952
ModelA40 Somerset CoupeIssued until
SerieA40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3630 l / 128.19 cu ft / 128.19 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4050 mm / 159.4 in / 159.4 inTotal (curb) weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1588 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2350 mm / 92.5 in / 92.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1221 mm / 48.1 in / 48.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1273 mm / 50.1 in / 50.1 inWeight distribution (front)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.89 m2 / 20.3 sq ft / 20.3 sq ft
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 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 power31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque79.0 N·m / 58.3 lb·ft / 58.3 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.4 kW / 20.7 hp / 20.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.1 kW/l / 0.573 bhp/cu in / 0.573 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque65.8 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)19.80 s / 19.80 s / 19.80 sTop (maximal) speed113 km/h / 70 mph / 70 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)33.90 s / 33.90 s / 33.90 sPower-to-weight ratio42.0 kW/ton / 31.8 bhp/ton / 31.8 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 frontSuspension rear
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 Somerset Coupe

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