Key facts

1980 Austin Maxi HLS information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4039 mm
How heavy?
995 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1748 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
92 PS / 91 bhp / 68 kW @ 5250 rpm
How much torque?
141 Nm / 104 / 14.4 kgm @ 3400 rpm


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1980 Austin Maxi HLS technical specifications


Austin Maxi HLS is a car that has a 5 door hatchback body style with a front located engine driving through the front wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.7 litres. It produces power and torque figures of 91 bhp (92 PS/68 kW) at 5250 rpm and 141 Nm (104 lbft/14.4 kgm) at 3400 rpm respectively.
Power is supplied to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a claimed 995 kg at the kerb.
1980 Austin Maxi HLS data
1980 Austin Maxi HLS data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2644 104.1
Track/tread (front) 1367 53.8
Track/tread (rear) 1351 53.2
Length 4039 159
Width 1626 64
Height 1412 55.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.53
Kerb weight 995 kg 2194 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 47.7 litres 10.5 UK Gal 12.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
92 PS (91 bhp) (68 kW)
at 5250 rpm
Specific output
52.1 bhp/litre
0.85 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
141 Nm (104 ft·lb) (14.4 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque
80.66 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1013.6 kPa (147 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 437 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 92.73 PS/g
68.2 kW/g
91.46 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.66 kg/kW
24.49 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
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
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.87
Final drive ratio 3.65
general ID38082
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Austin Maxi HLS added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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