Key facts

1969 Austin Maxi information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
979 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1485 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
75 PS / 74 bhp / 55 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
114 Nm / 84 / 11.6 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 16.2 s
How fast?
142 km/h, 88 mph


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British Leyland (Austin-Morris) Limited

1969 Austin Maxi technical specifications


This car has a saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.5 litre capacity. This powerplant features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 74 bhp (75 PS/55 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 114 N·m (84 lb·ft/11.6 kgm) at 3500 rpm.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission.
With a stated kerb weight of 979 kg, the Austin Maxi can dispense with the 0-60 mph sprint in 16.2 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 20.6 seconds.
Its maximum speed quoted is 142 km/h, which is 88 mph.
1969 Austin Maxi data
1969 Austin Maxi data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2661 104.8
Track/tread (front) 1365 53.7
Track/tread (rear) 1353 53.3
Length 4013 158
Width 1626 64
Height 1384 54.5
Ground clearance 152 6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight 979 kg 2158 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 45.5 litres 10 UK Gal 12 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1485 cc
(90.62 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76.2 × 81.4 mm
3 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
75 PS (74 bhp) (55 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
49.8 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
114 Nm (84 ft·lb) (11.6 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
76.77 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 964.7 kPa (139.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 371.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 11 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 16.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 20.6 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 142 km/h (88 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 76.64 PS/g
56.37 kW/g
75.59 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.74 kg/kW
29.63 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
turns lock-to-lock 4.250
Turning circle 10.30 m
Front suspension I.HPS.
Rear suspension I.HPS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio 3.94
general ID35442
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 Austin Maxi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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