Key facts

1983 Austin Maestro 1.3 City information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4050 mm
How heavy?
875 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1275 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
69 PS / 68 bhp / 51 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
99 Nm / 73 / 10.1 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
154 km/h, 96 mph


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1983 Austin Maestro 1.3 City technical specifications


The Austin Maestro 1.3 City is a front wheel drive vehicle, with its engine placed in the front, and a hatchback bodyshell.
Powering the Austin Maestro 1.3 City is an overhead valve, 1.3 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 68 bhp (69 PS/51 kW) at 5800 rpm and 99 N·m (73 lb·ft/10.1 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 875 kg.
Maximum speed stated is 154 km/h, which is 96 mph.
1983 Austin Maestro 1.3 City data
1983 Austin Maestro 1.3 City data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2507 98.7
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4050 159.4
Width 1687 66.4
Height 1430 56.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 875 kg 1929 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1275 cc
(77.805 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70.61 × 81.3 mm
2.78 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.87
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
69 PS (68 bhp) (51 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
53.3 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
99 Nm (73 ft·lb) (10.1 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
77.65 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 975.7 kPa (141.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 318.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 154 km/h (96 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 78.79 PS/g
57.95 kW/g
77.71 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.26 kg/kW
28.82 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.ARB.CS.
Rear suspension SI.TA.TB.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID14146
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 Austin Maestro 1.3 City added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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