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Austin A40 Dorset

(1947 model)

Brief specs of 1947 Austin A40 Dorset

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in, 30.0 kW / 40.2 hp / 40.2 hp @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 114 km/h / 71 mph / 71 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1947
ModelA40 DorsetIssued until
SerieA40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
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

Length3890 mm / 153.1 in / 153.1 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inDry weight
Height1620 mm / 63.8 in / 63.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2360 mm / 92.9 in / 92.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity48 l / 10.6 UK gal / 12.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore65.5 mm / 2.58 in / 2.58 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity299.89 cm3/cylinder / 18.300 cu in/cylinder / 18.300 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power30.0 kW / 40.2 hp / 40.2 hp at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.3 kW / 5.8 hp / 5.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.0 kW/l / 0.549 bhp/cu in / 0.549 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)20.50 s / 20.50 s / 20.50 sTop (maximal) speed114 km/h / 71 mph / 71 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio42.1 kW/ton / 31.9 bhp/ton / 31.9 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 frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A40 Dorset

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