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Mini 1275 GT

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Mini 1275 GT

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1275 cm3 / 77.8 cu in / 77.8 cu in, 40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MiniIssued from1978
Model1275 GTIssued until
Serie1275Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMiniCountryUK,DE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3165 mm / 124.6 in / 124.6 inTotal (curb) weight675 kg / 1488 lb / 1488 lb
Width1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inDry weight
Height1361 mm / 53.6 in / 53.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2037 mm / 80.2 in / 80.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1240 mm / 48.8 in / 48.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1204 mm / 47.4 in / 47.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity34 l / 7.5 UK gal / 9.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.55  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.63 m2 / 17.6 sq ft / 17.6 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore70.6 mm / 2.78 in / 2.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.3 mm / 3.20 in / 3.20 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.87
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement1275 cm3 / 77.8 cu in / 77.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity318.75 cm3/cylinder / 19.451 cu in/cylinder / 19.451 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.1 kW / 21.6 hp / 21.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.6 kW/l / 0.695 bhp/cu in / 0.695 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.4 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.0 kW/ton / 60.6 bhp/ton / 60.6 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),RSSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm,RS
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mini 1275 GT

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