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Austin A55 Cambridge

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Austin A55 Cambridge

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 4350 rpm / 4350 rpm / 4350 rpm, 68.0 N·m / 50.2 lb·ft / 50.2 lb·ft, rear wheel drive, 122 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1959
ModelA55 CambridgeIssued until
SerieA55Number 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)5730 l / 202.35 cu ft / 202.35 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4458 mm / 175.5 in / 175.5 inTotal (curb) weight1118 kg / 2465 lb / 2465 lb
Width1613 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
Height1518 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2521 mm / 99.3 in / 99.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 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 constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.88 in / 2.88 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity372.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.716 cu in/cylinder / 22.716 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 4350 rpm / 4350 rpm / 4350 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque68.0 N·m / 50.2 lb·ft / 50.2 lb·ft at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.8 kW / 9.1 hp / 9.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.5 kW/l / 0.605 bhp/cu in / 0.605 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque45.7 N·m/l / 0.40 lb·ft/cu in / 0.40 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)15.70 s / 15.70 s / 15.70 sTop (maximal) speed122 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio49.2 kW/ton / 37.3 bhp/ton / 37.3 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A55 Cambridge

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