Key facts

1965 Austin Mini Cooper information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3086 mm
How heavy?
640 kg
What size engine?
1 litre, 998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
56 PS / 55 bhp / 41 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
77 Nm / 57 / 7.9 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 14.8 s
How fast?
146 km/h, 91 mph


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1965 Austin Mini Cooper technical specifications


Austin Mini Cooper is a car that has a 2 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the front wheels.
The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1 litres. It produces power and torque figures of 55 bhp (56 PS/41 kW) at 5800 rpm and 77 Nm (57 lbft/7.9 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box.
With a stated weight at the kerb of 640 kg, the Austin Mini Cooper can dispense with the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 14.8 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 20 seconds.
The Austin Mini Cooper is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 146 km/h (91 mph).
1965 Austin Mini Cooper data
1965 Austin Mini Cooper data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2032 80
Track/tread (front) 1232 48.5
Track/tread (rear) 1168 46
Length 3086 121.5
Width 1410 55.5
Height 1327 52.2
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.52
Kerb weight 640 kg 1411 lb
Weight distribution 61 % front
fuel tank capacity 25 litres 5.5 UK Gal 6.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
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
56 PS (55 bhp) (41 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
55.1 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
77 Nm (57 ft·lb) (7.9 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
77.15 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 SU HS2 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 969.5 kPa (140.6 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) 9.6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 14.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 20 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 146 km/h (91 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 87.13 PS/g
64.08 kW/g
85.94 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.6 kg/kW
26.07 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 2.300
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.RS.
Rear suspension I.TA.RS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front Dunlop SP41 145-10
Tyres rear Dunlop SP41 145-10
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 178 mm
Rear brake diameter 178 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.77
general ID188309
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1965 Austin Mini Cooper added 2008-09-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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