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Austin A90

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Austin A90

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in, 76.0 kW / 101.9 hp / 101.9 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 214.0 N·m / 157.8 lb·ft / 157.8 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1959
ModelA90Issued until
SerieA90Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4570 l / 161.39 cu ft / 161.39 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight1500 kg / 3307 lb / 3307 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in / 108.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.12 m2 / 12.1 sq ft / 12.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)27.9 kW / 37.4 hp / 37.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power76.0 kW / 101.9 hp / 101.9 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque214.0 N·m / 157.8 lb·ft / 157.8 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.4 kW / 40.8 hp / 40.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output26.1 kW/l / 0.574 bhp/cu in / 0.574 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque73.5 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio68.7 kW/ton / 52.1 bhp/ton / 52.1 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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A90

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