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Austin-Healey Sprite IV

(1967 model)

Brief specs of 1967 Austin-Healey Sprite IV

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1275 cm3 / 77.8 cu in / 77.8 cu in, 47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 98.0 N·m / 72.3 lb·ft / 72.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Austin-HealeyIssued from1967
ModelSprite IVIssued until
SerieSpriteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustin-HealeyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3493 mm / 137.5 in / 137.5 inTotal (curb) weight714 kg / 1574 lb / 1574 lb
Width1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inDry weight
Height1226 mm / 48.3 in / 48.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2032 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1175 mm / 46.3 in / 46.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1137 mm / 44.8 in / 44.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity27 l / 6.0 UK gal / 7.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.46 m2 / 15.7 sq ft / 15.7 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 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 supply2 SU carbsEngine 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 power47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque98.0 N·m / 72.3 lb·ft / 72.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)19.1 kW / 25.6 hp / 25.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.4 kW/l / 0.822 bhp/cu in / 0.822 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.9 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 ratio89.6 kW/ton / 67.9 bhp/ton / 67.9 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-lock2.3Turning circle9.5 m / 31.2 ft / 31.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
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 IV

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