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Austin A55 Cambridge

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Austin A55 Cambridge

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, 110.0 N·m / 81.1 lb·ft / 81.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1954
ModelA55 CambridgeIssued until
SerieA55Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3930 l / 138.79 cu ft / 138.79 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4250 mm / 167.3 in / 167.3 inTotal (curb) weight1055 kg / 2326 lb / 2326 lb
Width1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inDry weight
Height1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in / 99.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 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 constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque110.0 N·m / 81.1 lb·ft / 81.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.2 kW / 20.4 hp / 20.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output25.5 kW/l / 0.561 bhp/cu in / 0.561 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque73.9 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 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 ratio49.3 kW/ton / 37.4 bhp/ton / 37.4 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 A55 Cambridge

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