1980 Austin Maxi L

This car has a 5 door hatchback body style with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels. Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.7 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 72 bhp (73 PS/54 kW) at 4900 rpm and 132 Nm (97 lbft/13.5 kgm) at 2600 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Austin Maxi L weighs a claimed 984 kg at the kerb.

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1980 Austin Maxi L information summary

What body style?
5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
984 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1748 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
73 PS / 72 bhp / 54 kW @ 4900 rpm
How much torque?
132 Nm / 97 ft.lb / 13.5 kgm @ 2600 rpm

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1980 Austin Maxi L data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2644 mm 104.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1367 mm 53.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1351 mm 53.2 inches
Length 4013 mm 158 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1405 mm 55.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.52
Kerb weight 984 kg 2169 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 47.7 litres 10.5 UK Gal 12.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.7 litre
1748 cc
(106.67 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76.2 × 95.8 mm
3 × 3.77 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.8
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
73 PS (72 bhp) (54 kW)
at 4900 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
41.2 bhp/litre
0.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
132 Nm (97 ft·lb) (13.5 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
75.51 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.75:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 948.9 kPa (137.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 437 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 74.19 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
54.56 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
73.17 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.33 kg/kW
30.61 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.W.HG.
Rear suspension I.TA.HG.
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 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.87
Final drive ratio 3.65
general
Carfolio.com ID37961
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Austin Maxi L added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.