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Austin A60 Diesel

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Austin A60 Diesel

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1962
ModelA60 DieselIssued until
SerieA60Number 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)4570 l / 161.39 cu ft / 161.39 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4432 mm / 174.5 in / 174.5 inTotal (curb) weight1118 kg / 2465 lb / 2465 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2546 mm / 100.2 in / 100.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 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 ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.88 in / 2.88 in
FueldieselStroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply1 CAV 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 ratio23.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.9 kW / 16.0 hp / 16.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.0 kW/l / 0.440 bhp/cu in / 0.440 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque58.4 N·m/l / 0.51 lb·ft/cu in / 0.51 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio35.8 kW/ton / 27.1 bhp/ton / 27.1 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 front3.0x26Tyres rear3.0x26
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A60 Diesel

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