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Austin A40 Farina Mark I

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Austin A40 Farina Mark I

2-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 997 cm3 / 60.8 cu in / 60.8 cu in, 25.0 kW / 33.5 hp / 33.5 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 68.0 N·m / 50.2 lb·ft / 50.2 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1959
ModelA40 Farina Mark IIssued until
SerieA40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
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

Length3670 mm / 144.5 in / 144.5 inTotal (curb) weight760 kg / 1676 lb / 1676 lb
Width1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2130 mm / 83.9 in / 83.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity26 l / 5.7 UK gal / 6.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.2 sq ft / 20.2 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 constructionBore62.9 mm / 2.48 in / 2.48 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.83
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement997 cm3 / 60.8 cu in / 60.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity236.86 cm3/cylinder / 14.454 cu in/cylinder / 14.454 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power25.0 kW / 33.5 hp / 33.5 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque68.0 N·m / 50.2 lb·ft / 50.2 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)10.0 kW / 13.4 hp / 13.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.3 kW/l / 0.556 bhp/cu in / 0.556 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque68.2 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio45.4 kW/ton / 34.4 bhp/ton / 34.4 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
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 Farina Mark I

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