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Austin A99

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Austin A99

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in, 80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual with overdrive 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 162 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1959
ModelA99Issued until
SerieA99Number 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

Length4940 mm / 194.5 in / 194.5 inTotal (curb) weight1530 kg / 3373 lb / 3373 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2743 mm / 108.0 in / 108.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1368 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1353 mm / 53.3 in / 53.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance159 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity73 l / 16.0 UK gal / 19.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.3 mm / 3.28 in / 3.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity485.33 cm3/cylinder / 29.617 cu in/cylinder / 29.617 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.2 kW / 15.0 hp / 15.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.6 kW/l / 0.607 bhp/cu in / 0.607 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.9 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)13.10 s / 13.10 s / 13.10 sTop (maximal) speed162 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio70.6 kW/ton / 53.5 bhp/ton / 53.5 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 & pegSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle11.8 m / 38.7 ft / 38.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front3.0x26Tyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A99

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