Key facts

1972 Austin Maxi HL information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
1000 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1748 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
96 PS / 95 bhp / 71 kW @ 5350 rpm
How much torque?
145 Nm / 107 ft.lb / 14.8 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
163 km/h, 101 mph

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1972 Austin Maxi HL technical specifications

Introduction

Austin Maxi HL is a car that has a saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels.
Powering the Austin Maxi HL is a single overhead camshaft, 1.7 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 95 bhp (96 PS/71 kW) at 5350 rpm and 145 N·m (107 lb·ft/14.8 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission.
Quoted kerb weight is 1000 kg.
Its maximum speed claimed is 163 km/h (101 mph).
1972 Austin Maxi HL data
1972 Austin Maxi HL data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
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 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight 1000 kg 2205 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40.9 litres 9 UK Gal 10.8 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 × 95.75 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
(DIN)
96 PS (95 bhp) (71 kW)
at 5350 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
54.3 bhp/litre
0.89 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
145 Nm (107 ft·lb) (14.8 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
82.95 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1042.4 kPa (151.2 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) 8.50 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 19.40 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 163 km/h (101 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 96.32 PS/g
70.84 kW/g
95 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.12 kg/kW
23.58 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
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 0.93
Final drive ratio 3.65
general
Carfolio.com ID41305
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Austin Maxi HL added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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