Key facts

1956 Austin A35 Countryman information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3502 mm
How heavy?
749 kg
What size engine?
0.9 litre, 948 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
34.5 PS / 34 bhp / 25.4 kW @ 4750 rpm
How much torque?
68 Nm / 50 / 6.9 kgm @ 2000 rpm


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1956 Austin A35 Countryman technical specifications


The Austin A35 Countryman is an estate/station wagon-bodied road car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
The Austin A35 Countryman's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 0.9 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 34 bhp (34.5 PS/25.4 kW) of power at 4750 rpm, and maximum torque of 68 N·m (50 lb·ft/6.9 kgm) at 2000 rpm.
The power is supplied to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The Austin A35 Countryman weighs a stated 749 kg at the kerb.
1956 Austin A35 Countryman data
1956 Austin A35 Countryman data
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2019 79.5
Track/tread (front) 1149 45.2
Track/tread (rear) 1137 44.8
Length 3502 137.9
Width 1422 56
Height 1600 63
Ground clearance 178 7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 749 kg 1651 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 26.1 litres 5.7 UK Gal 6.9 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.9 litre
948 cc
(57.851 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 62.9 × 76.2 mm
2.48 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.83
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
34.5 PS (34 bhp) (25.4 kW)
at 4750 rpm
Specific output
35.9 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
68 Nm (50 ft·lb) (6.9 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
71.73 Nm/litre
0.87 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 901.4 kPa (130.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 237 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 46.02 PS/g
33.85 kW/g
45.39 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 29.54 kg/kW
49.35 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 2.500
Turning circle 10.10 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 4.55
general ID50281
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 9.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Austin A35 Countryman added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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