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Mini 1000 Saloon

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mini 1000 Saloon

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in, 29.1 kW / 39.0 hp / 39.0 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 70.0 N·m / 51.6 lb·ft / 51.6 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 123 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MiniIssued from1979
Model1000 SaloonIssued until
Serie1000Number 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

Length3050 mm / 120.1 in / 120.1 inTotal (curb) weight598 kg / 1318 lb / 1318 lb
Width1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2040 mm / 80.3 in / 80.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1210 mm / 47.6 in / 47.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1180 mm / 46.5 in / 46.5 inWeight distribution (front)61.0 % / 61.0 % / 61.0 %
Ground clearance147 mm / 5.8 in / 5.8 inFuel capacity34 l / 7.5 UK gal / 9.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.62 m2 / 17.4 sq ft / 17.4 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 constructionBore64.6 mm / 2.54 in / 2.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.7 mm / 3.30 in / 3.30 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.77
Fuel supply1 SU HS4 carbEngine displacement1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity274.50 cm3/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power29.1 kW / 39.0 hp / 39.0 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque70.0 N·m / 51.6 lb·ft / 51.6 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.6 kW / 15.6 hp / 15.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.5 kW/l / 0.582 bhp/cu in / 0.582 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque63.8 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 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) speed123 km/h / 76 mph / 76 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio65.2 kW/ton / 49.4 bhp/ton / 49.4 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.33Turning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),RSSuspension rearIndependent,RS
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front145 SR 10Tyres rear145 SR 10
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mini 1000 Saloon

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