1930 Austin 12

It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.5 litre capacity. This powerplant features side valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 24 bhp (24.3 PS/17.9 kW) of power at 2400 rpm. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1016 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 100 km/h or 62 mph.


Key facts

1930 Austin 12 information summary

How long?
3912 mm
How heavy?
1016 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1496 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
24.3 PS / 24 bhp / 17.9 kW @ 2400 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
100 km/h, 62 mph

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1930 Austin 12 data
Body type
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3912 mm 154 inches
Width 1524 mm 60 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.45
Kerb weight 1016 kg 2240 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 1.5 litre
1496 cc
(91.292 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 61.25 × 84.63 mm
2.41 × 3.33 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.72
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 24.3 PS (24 bhp) (17.9 kW)
at 2400 rpm
Specific output 16 bhp/litre
0.26 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 249.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 28 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 23.95 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
17.61 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
23.62 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 56.77 kg/kW
94.83 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID14784
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1930 Austin 12 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.