1973 Austin Allegro 1500

The Austin Allegro 1500 is a front wheel drive automobile, with its engine placed in the front, and a 2 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. Its 1.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 69 bhp (70 PS/51 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 104 N·m (77 lb·ft/10.6 kgm) at 3100 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual 'box. Its claimed kerb weight is 850 kg.

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1973 Austin Allegro 1500 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3855 mm
How heavy?
850 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1485 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
70 PS / 69 bhp / 51 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
104 Nm / 77 ft.lb / 10.6 kgm @ 3100 rpm

Austin Allegro models

sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1098 cm3 49.7 PS 49 bhp 36.5 kW 800 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1275 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 820 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1747 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 838 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1588 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 912 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1574 cm3 74 PS 73 bhp 54 kW 980 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1171 cm3 69 PS 68 bhp 51 kW 810 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1498 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 845 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1584 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 970 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1698 cm3 67 PS 66 bhp 49 kW 1025 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1288 cm3 66 PS 65 bhp 48 kW 930 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1288 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 930 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1948 cm3 69 PS 68 bhp 51 kW 1100 kg
3 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1294 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 920 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1290 cm3 71 PS 70 bhp 52 kW 1010 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1290 cm3 71 PS 70 bhp 52 kW 1080 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1589 cm3 72 PS 71 bhp 53 kW 920 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1166 cm3 74 PS 73 bhp 54 kW 790 kg
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1973 Austin Allegro 1500 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2432 95.7
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3855 151.8
Width 1613 63.5
Height 1397 55
Ground clearance 159 6.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 850 kg 1874
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 1.5 litre
1485 cc
(90.62 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76.2 × 81.4 mm
3 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
70 PS (69 bhp) (51 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
46.5 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
104 Nm (77 ft·lb) (10.6 kgm)
at 3100 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
70.03 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 880.1 kPa (127.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 371.25 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 82.3 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
60.53 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
81.18 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.52 kg/kW
27.59 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
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
Braked area 1639 cm2
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.93
Final drive ratio 3.65
general
Carfolio.com ID41404
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Austin Allegro 1500 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.