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Austin A40 Somerset

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Austin A40 Somerset

5-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1198 cm3 / 73.1 cu in / 73.1 cu in, 31.0 kW / 41.6 hp / 41.6 hp @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, 84.0 N·m / 62.0 lb·ft / 62.0 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1954
ModelA40 SomersetIssued until
SerieA40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3750 l / 132.43 cu ft / 132.43 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4060 mm / 159.8 in / 159.8 inTotal (curb) weight1030 kg / 2271 lb / 2271 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1630 mm / 64.2 in / 64.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2360 mm / 92.9 in / 92.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity34 l / 7.5 UK gal / 9.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 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 valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1198 cm3 / 73.1 cu in / 73.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power31.0 kW / 41.6 hp / 41.6 hp at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque84.0 N·m / 62.0 lb·ft / 62.0 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.4 kW / 16.6 hp / 16.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output25.9 kW/l / 0.569 bhp/cu in / 0.569 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.1 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio40.8 kW/ton / 30.9 bhp/ton / 30.9 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A40 Somerset

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