Key facts

1959 Austin A99 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4940 mm
How heavy?
1530 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2912 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
110 PS / 108 bhp / 81 kW @ 4750 rpm
How much torque?
224 Nm / 165 / 22.8 kgm @ 2500 rpm
How fast?
162 km/h, 101 mph


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1959 Austin A99 technical specifications


The Austin A99 is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body.
Its 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.9 litres. This unit develops power and torque figures of 108 bhp (110 PS/81 kW) at 4750 rpm and 224 Nm (165 lbft/22.8 kgm) at 2500 rpm respectively.
The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed manual with overdrive gearbox.
Stated kerb weight is 1530 kg.
Maximum speed quoted is 162 km/h (101 mph).
1959 Austin A99 data
1959 Austin A99 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2743 108
Track/tread (front) 1368 53.9
Track/tread (rear) 1353 53.3
Length 4940 194.5
Width 1740 68.5
Height 1537 60.5
Ground clearance 159 6.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 1530 kg 3373 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.9 litre
2912 cc
(177.701 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83.34 × 89 mm
3.28 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
110 PS (108 bhp) (81 kW)
at 4750 rpm
Specific output
37.1 bhp/litre
0.61 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
224 Nm (165 ft·lb) (22.8 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
76.92 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 966.6 kPa (140.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 485.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 13.1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 21.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 162 km/h (101 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 71.57 PS/g
52.64 kW/g
70.59 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19 kg/kW
31.73 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering cam & peg
turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle 11.80 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual with overdrive
Top gear ratio 0.69
Final drive ratio 3.90
general ID22044
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Austin A99 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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