Key facts

1956 Austin A135 Princess IV information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5105 mm
How heavy?
2019 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3990 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 4100 rpm
How much torque?
308 Nm / 227 ft.lb / 31.4 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How fast?
159 km/h, 99 mph

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1956 Austin A135 Princess IV technical specifications

Introduction

The A135 Princess IV is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) road car with a front placed engine, manufactured by Austin.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 4 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) at 4100 rpm and 308 N·m (227 lb·ft/31.4 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively.
Power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The Austin A135 Princess IV weighs a claimed 2019 kg at the kerb.
Its maximum speed quoted is 159 km/h, which is 99 mph.
1956 Austin A135 Princess IV data
1956 Austin A135 Princess IV data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3092 121.7
Track/tread (front) 1473 58
Track/tread (rear) 1524 60
Length 5105 201
Width 1861 73.3
Height 1670 65.7
Ground clearance 178 7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 2019 kg 4451 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 77.3 litres 17 UK Gal 20.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4 litre
3990 cc
(243.485 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.3 × 111.1 mm
3.44 × 4.37 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.79
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 4100 rpm
Specific output 37.6 bhp/litre
0.62 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 308 Nm (227 ft·lb) (31.4 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque 77.19 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.6:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 970 kPa (140.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 665 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 11.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 20.6 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 159 km/h (99 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 75.33 PS/g
55.4 kW/g
74.29 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.05 kg/kW
30.15 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 cam & peg PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 13.30 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.50-16
Tyres rear 6.50-16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.09
general
Carfolio.com ID50292
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 28.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Austin A135 Princess IV added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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