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Austin-Healey Sprite Mark III

(1964 model)

Brief specs of 1964 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark III

2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in, 44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 84.0 N·m / 62.0 lb·ft / 62.0 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Austin-HealeyIssued from1964
ModelSprite Mark IIIIssued until
SerieSpriteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustin-HealeyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3461 mm / 136.3 in / 136.3 inTotal (curb) weight714 kg / 1574 lb / 1574 lb
Width1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inDry weight
Height1264 mm / 49.8 in / 49.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2032 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1162 mm / 45.7 in / 45.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1137 mm / 44.8 in / 44.8 inWeight distribution (front)52.4 % / 52.4 % / 52.4 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity27 l / 6.0 UK gal / 7.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.45 m2 / 15.6 sq ft / 15.6 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 ManufacturerBMCValves 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 supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity274.50 cm3/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque84.0 N·m / 62.0 lb·ft / 62.0 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.6 kW / 23.6 hp / 23.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.1 kW/l / 0.881 bhp/cu in / 0.881 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.5 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.22

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.6 kW/ton / 62.6 bhp/ton / 62.6 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Quarter-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin-Healey Sprite Mark III

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