Key facts

Austin Mini City E, 1988 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3048 mm
How heavy?
615 kg
What size engine?
1 litre, 998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
41.6 PS / 41 bhp / 30.6 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
68 Nm / 50 / 6.9 kgm @ 2500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 19.7 s
How fast?
135 km/h, 84 mph


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1988 Austin Mini City E technical specifications


The Mini City E is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) motor car with a front placed engine, from Austin.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 41 bhp (41.6 PS/30.6 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 68 N·m (50 lb·ft/6.9 kgm) at 2500 rpm.
This power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission.
With a claimed weight at the kerb of 615 kg, the Austin Mini City E manages to cover the 0-60 mph dash in 19.7 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 21.8 seconds.
Top stated speed is 135 km/h, which equates to 84 mph.
1988 Austin Mini City E data
Austin Mini City E, 1988 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2035 80.1
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3048 120
Width 1549 61
Height 1346 53
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.5
Kerb weight 615 kg 1356 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 34.1 litres 7.5 UK Gal 9 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1 litre
998 cc
(60.902 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 64.58 × 76.2 mm
2.54 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
41.6 PS (41 bhp) (30.6 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
41.1 bhp/litre
0.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
68 Nm (50 ft·lb) (6.9 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
68.14 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system 1 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 856.2 kPa (124.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 249.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 13.1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 19.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 21.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 135 km/h (84 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 67.59 PS/g
49.71 kW/g
66.67 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.12 kg/kW
33.6 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
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 8.70 m
Front suspension I.RS.
Rear suspension I.RS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID15026
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 Austin Mini City E added 1996-12-05.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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