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Austin A30

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Austin A30

3-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 802 cm3 / 48.9 cu in / 48.9 cu in, 21.0 kW / 28.2 hp / 28.2 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 54.0 N·m / 39.8 lb·ft / 39.8 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1955
ModelA30Issued until
SerieA30Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2820 l / 99.59 cu ft / 99.59 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3470 mm / 136.6 in / 136.6 inTotal (curb) weight680 kg / 1499 lb / 1499 lb
Width1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inDry weight
Height1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2030 mm / 79.9 in / 79.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity48 l / 10.6 UK gal / 12.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.79 m2 / 19.2 sq ft / 19.2 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore58.0 mm / 2.28 in / 2.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.76
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement802 cm3 / 48.9 cu in / 48.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity200.80 cm3/cylinder / 12.254 cu in/cylinder / 12.254 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power21.0 kW / 28.2 hp / 28.2 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque54.0 N·m / 39.8 lb·ft / 39.8 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)8.4 kW / 11.3 hp / 11.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.2 kW/l / 0.575 bhp/cu in / 0.575 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque67.3 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  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 ratio41.8 kW/ton / 31.7 bhp/ton / 31.7 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A30

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