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Austin A135 Princess IV

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Austin A135 Princess IV

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3990 cm3 / 243.5 cu in / 243.5 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm, 308.0 N·m / 227.2 lb·ft / 227.2 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 159 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1956
ModelA135 Princess IVIssued until
SerieA135Number 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

Length5105 mm / 201.0 in / 201.0 inTotal (curb) weight2019 kg / 4451 lb / 4451 lb
Width1861 mm / 73.3 in / 73.3 inDry weight
Height1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3092 mm / 121.7 in / 121.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity77 l / 17.0 UK gal / 20.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.64 m2 / 28.4 sq ft / 28.4 sq ft (est.)
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 constructionBore87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.1 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.79
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement3990 cm3 / 243.5 cu in / 243.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity665.00 cm3/cylinder / 40.581 cu in/cylinder / 40.581 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque308.0 N·m / 227.2 lb·ft / 227.2 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.8 kW / 22.6 hp / 22.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.1 kW/l / 0.616 bhp/cu in / 0.616 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.2 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.09

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)11.50 s / 11.50 s / 11.50 sTop (maximal) speed159 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio74.3 kW/ton / 56.3 bhp/ton / 56.3 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
Steeringcam & peg PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.3 m / 43.6 ft / 43.6 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.50-16Tyres rear6.50-16
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A135 Princess IV

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