Key facts

Austin Metro 1.0, 1987 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3405 mm
How heavy?
771 kg
What size engine?
1 litre, 998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
47.7 PS / 47 bhp / 35 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
75 Nm / 55 / 7.6 kgm @ 3300 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 18.2 s
How fast?
138 km/h, 86 mph


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1987 Austin Metro 1.0 technical specifications


The Metro 1.0 is a front wheel drive hatchback motor car with a front placed engine, manufactured by Austin.
The 1 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder that develops 47 bhp (47.7 PS/35 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 75 N·m (55 lb·ft/7.6 kgm) at 3300 rpm.
This power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The Austin Metro 1.0 weighs a stated 771 kg at the kerb.
The Austin Metro 1.0 is claimed to achieve a top speed of 138 km/h which is 86 mph.
1987 Austin Metro 1.0 data
Austin Metro 1.0, 1987 MY data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2250 88.6
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3405 134.1
Width 1549 61
Height 1361 53.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight 771 kg 1700 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 34.5 litres 7.6 UK Gal 9.1 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 64.6 × 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
47.7 PS (47 bhp) (35 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
47.1 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
75 Nm (55 ft·lb) (7.6 kgm)
at 3300 rpm
Specific torque
75.15 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 944.4 kPa (137 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)
Acceleration 0-60mph 18.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 138 km/h (86 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 61.81 PS/g
45.46 kW/g
60.96 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 22 kg/kW
36.75 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
Front suspension I.ARB.HS.
Rear suspension I.TA.HS.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID17633
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 Austin Metro 1.0 added 1997-01-12.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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