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Austin Maxi

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Austin Maxi

2-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1485 cm3 / 90.6 cu in / 90.6 cu in, 51.0 kW / 68.4 hp / 68.4 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft @ 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1972
ModelMaxiIssued until
SerieMaxiNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4110 l / 145.14 cu ft / 145.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4030 mm / 158.7 in / 158.7 inTotal (curb) weight980 kg / 2161 lb / 2161 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in / 104.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.52  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.94 m2 / 20.9 sq ft / 20.9 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore76.3 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.4 mm / 3.20 in / 3.20 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1485 cm3 / 90.6 cu in / 90.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity372.19 cm3/cylinder / 22.712 cu in/cylinder / 22.712 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power51.0 kW / 68.4 hp / 68.4 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft at 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.4 kW / 27.4 hp / 27.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.3 kW/l / 0.755 bhp/cu in / 0.755 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.0 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront 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 ratio70.4 kW/ton / 53.3 bhp/ton / 53.3 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 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 Maxi

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