Key facts

1956 Austin A95 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4597 mm
How heavy?
1100 kg
What size engine?
2.6 litre, 2639 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
93 PS / 92 bhp / 69 kW @ 4500 rpm
How much torque?
176 Nm / 130 / 17.9 kgm @ 2000 rpm


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1956 Austin A95 technical specifications


This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels.
The Austin A95's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.6 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 92 bhp (93 PS/69 kW) of power at 4500 rpm, and maximum torque of 176 N·m (130 lb·ft/17.9 kgm) at 2000 rpm.
A 4 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the driven wheels.
It weighs a quoted 1100 kg at the kerb.
1956 Austin A95 data
1956 Austin A95 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2686 105.7
Track/tread (front) 1308 51.5
Track/tread (rear) 1302 51.3
Length 4597 181
Width 1626 64
Height 1575 62
Ground clearance 178 7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1100 kg 2425 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.6 litre
2639 cc
(161.042 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.37 × 88.9 mm
3.12 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
93 PS (92 bhp) (69 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output
34.9 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
176 Nm (130 ft·lb) (17.9 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
66.69 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 838.1 kPa (121.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 439.83 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 84.8 PS/g
62.37 kW/g
83.64 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.03 kg/kW
26.78 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 3.300
Turning circle 12.20 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general ID50270
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 23.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Austin A95 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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