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Austin 1800

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Austin 1800

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1799 cm3 / 109.8 cu in / 109.8 cu in, 64.1 kW / 86.0 hp / 86.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 137.0 N·m / 101.0 lb·ft / 101.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 146 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1968
Model1800Issued until
Serie1800Number 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

Length4235 mm / 166.7 in / 166.7 inTotal (curb) weight1155 kg / 2546 lb / 2546 lb
Width1702 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2692 mm / 106.0 in / 106.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inWeight distribution (front)63.0 % / 63.0 % / 63.0 %
Ground clearance168 mm / 6.6 in / 6.6 inFuel capacity48 l / 10.6 UK gal / 12.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.3 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement1799 cm3 / 109.8 cu in / 109.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity449.75 cm3/cylinder / 27.445 cu in/cylinder / 27.445 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power64.1 kW / 86.0 hp / 86.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque137.0 N·m / 101.0 lb·ft / 101.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.6 kW / 34.4 hp / 34.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.6 kW/l / 0.783 bhp/cu in / 0.783 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.2 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed146 km/h / 91 mph / 91 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio74.5 kW/ton / 56.4 bhp/ton / 56.4 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.8Turning circle12.3 m / 40.4 ft / 40.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,HPSSuspension rearIndependent,HPS
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin 1800

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