Austin Metro 1.0, 1987 MY

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.

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Austin Metro 1.0, 1987 MY information summary

What body style?
3 door 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 ft.lb / 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 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2250 mm 88.6 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3405 mm 134.1 inches
Width 1549 mm 61 inches
Height 1361 mm 53.6 inches
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
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
47.7 PS (47 bhp) (35 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
47.1 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
75 Nm (55 ft·lb) (7.6 kgm)
at 3300 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
75.15 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
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
performance
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/tonne (1000 kg)
45.46 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
60.96 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
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
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com 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.