Key facts

1970 Austin Maxi information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
978 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1748 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
81 PS / 80 bhp / 60 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
143 Nm / 105 / 14.6 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
142 km/h, 88 mph


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1970 Austin Maxi technical specifications


The Maxi is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front located engine, manufactured by Austin.
Its 1.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that has an output of 80 bhp (81 PS/60 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 143 N·m (105 lb·ft/14.6 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
The power is delivered to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission.
It weighs a stated 978 kg at the kerb.
Its maximum speed quoted is 142 km/h or 88 mph.
1970 Austin Maxi data
1970 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 978 kg 2156 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 1.7 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
81 PS (80 bhp) (60 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
45.8 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
143 Nm (105 ft·lb) (14.6 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
81.81 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.75:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1028 kPa (149.1 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) 10.7 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 20.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 142 km/h (88 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 82.94 PS/g
61 kW/g
81.8 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.39 kg/kW
27.38 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.HPS.
Rear suspension I.HPS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.93
Final drive ratio 3.65
general ID41360
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Austin Maxi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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