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Austin A40 Sport Convertible

(1952 model)

Brief specs of 1952 Austin A40 Sport Convertible

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in, 37.0 kW / 49.6 hp / 49.6 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1952
ModelA40 Sport ConvertibleIssued until
SerieA40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3630 l / 128.19 cu ft / 128.19 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4060 mm / 159.8 in / 159.8 inTotal (curb) weight990 kg / 2183 lb / 2183 lb
Width1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2360 mm / 92.9 in / 92.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity34 l / 7.5 UK gal / 9.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.7 sq ft / 20.7 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 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 power37.0 kW / 49.6 hp / 49.6 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.8 kW / 19.8 hp / 19.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output30.8 kW/l / 0.678 bhp/cu in / 0.678 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque69.2 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 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 ratio50.5 kW/ton / 38.3 bhp/ton / 38.3 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 Sport Convertible

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