Key facts

1950 Austin A70 Hereford information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4255 mm
How heavy?
1280 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2200 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
68 PS / 67 bhp / 50 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
157 Nm / 116 / 16 kgm @ 1700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 22.3 s
How fast?
134 km/h, 83 mph
How economical?
13.5-11.8 l/100km Autocar figures


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1950 Austin A70 Hereford technical specifications


The A70 Hereford is a car from Austin, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a saloon (sedan) body style.
Its 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2.2 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 67 bhp (68 PS/50 kW) at 3800 rpm and 157 Nm (116 lbft/16 kgm) at 1700 rpm respectively.
This power is delivered to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a quoted 1280 kg at the kerb.
Maximum speed stated is 134 km/h (83 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption is 13.5-11.8 l/100km Autocar figures.
1950 Austin A70 Hereford data
1950 Austin A70 Hereford data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2515 99
Track/tread (front) 1372 54
Track/tread (rear) 1422 56
Length 4255 167.5
Width 1769 69.6
Height 1667 65.6
Ground clearance 191 7.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1280 kg 2822 lb
Weight distribution 55 % front
fuel tank capacity 56.8 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.2 litre
2200 cc
(134.252 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 111.1 mm
3.13 × 4.37 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.71
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 68 PS (67 bhp) (50 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 30.5 bhp/litre
0.5 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 157 Nm (116 ft·lb) (16 kgm)
at 1700 rpm
Specific torque 71.36 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 6.8:1
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 896.8 kPa (130.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 550 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 14.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 22.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 22.1 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 134 km/h (83 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 53.07 PS/g
39.03 kW/g
52.34 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 25.62 kg/kW
42.79 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 13.5-11.8 l/100km Autocar figures
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km13.5 l/100km figures
km per litre7.4 km/l figures
UK MPG20.9 UK MPG figures
US MPG17.4 US MPG figures
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
Turning circle 11.90 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.50 x 16
Tyres rear 5.50 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.13
general ID50325
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1950 Austin A70 Hereford added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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