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Austin A99

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Austin A99

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in, 83.0 kW / 111.3 hp / 111.3 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 162 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1962
ModelA99Issued until
SerieA99Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
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

Length4950 mm / 194.9 in / 194.9 inTotal (curb) weight1530 kg / 3373 lb / 3373 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in / 110.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity34 l / 7.5 UK gal / 9.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.29 m2 / 24.7 sq ft / 24.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.15 m2 / 12.3 sq ft / 12.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)28.5 kW / 38.2 hp / 38.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.4 mm / 3.28 in / 3.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity485.65 cm3/cylinder / 29.636 cu in/cylinder / 29.636 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power83.0 kW / 111.3 hp / 111.3 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.7 kW / 17.1 hp / 17.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.5 kW/l / 0.626 bhp/cu in / 0.626 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque75.9 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)13.10 s / 13.10 s / 13.10 sTop (maximal) speed162 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio73.5 kW/ton / 55.7 bhp/ton / 55.7 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 front3.0x26Tyres rear3.0x26
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A99

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