1956 Austin A95

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.

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1956 Austin A95 information summary

What body style?
4 door 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 ft.lb / 17.9 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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1956 Austin A95 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
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
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
93 PS (92 bhp) (69 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
34.9 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
176 Nm (130 ft·lb) (17.9 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
66.69 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
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
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 84.8 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
62.37 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
83.64 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/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 longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
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
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com 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.