Key facts

1962 Austin A60 Diesel information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4432 mm
How heavy?
1118 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1489 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
40.6 PS / 40 bhp / 29.8 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?


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1962 Austin A60 Diesel technical specifications


This vehicle has a saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
Its 1.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder unit that has an output of 40 bhp (40.6 PS/29.8 kW) of power at 4000 rpm.
The engine powers the wheels compliments of a 4 speed manual transmission.
The claimed weight at the kerb is 1118 kg.
1962 Austin A60 Diesel data
1962 Austin A60 Diesel data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2546 100.2
Track/tread (front) 1283 50.5
Track/tread (rear) 1308 51.5
Length 4432 174.5
Width 1600 63
Height 1473 58
Ground clearance 152 6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1118 kg 2465 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 45.5 litres 10 UK Gal 12 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated diesel
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1489 cc
(90.864 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 73.03 × 88.9 mm
2.88 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.82
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 40.6 PS (40 bhp) (29.8 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 26.9 bhp/litre
0.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 23:1
Fuel system 1 CAV carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 372.25 cc
Aspiration Normal D.
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 36.28 PS/g
26.68 kW/g
35.78 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 37.48 kg/kW
62.61 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
Turning circle
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
general ID50501
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 Austin A60 Diesel added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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