1969 Austin 1300 GT

The Austin 1300 GT is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied road car with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 1.3 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 70 bhp (71 PS/52 kW) at 6000 rpm and 100 N·m (74 lb·ft/10.2 kgm) at 3250 rpm respectively. This power is transmitted to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. The Austin 1300 GT weighs a quoted 855 kg at the kerb. Top quoted speed is 148 km/h, or 92 mph.

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1969 Austin 1300 GT information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3703 mm
How heavy?
855 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1275 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
71 PS / 70 bhp / 52 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
100 Nm / 74 ft.lb / 10.2 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How fast?
148 km/h, 92 mph

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1969 Austin 1300 GT data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2375 93.5
Track/tread (front) 1308 51.5
Track/tread (rear) 1292 50.9
Length 3703 145.8
Width 1534 60.4
Height 1359 53.5
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.56
Kerb weight 855 kg 1885
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 36 litres 7.9 UK Gal 9.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1275 cc
(77.805 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70.61 × 81.28 mm
2.78 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.87
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
71 PS (70 bhp) (52 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
54.9 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
100 Nm (74 ft·lb) (10.2 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
78.43 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.7:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 985.6 kPa (142.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 318.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 9.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 148 km/h (92 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 83.01 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
61.05 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
81.87 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.38 kg/kW
27.36 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.300
Turning circle 10.60 m
Front suspension I.W.HEL.RCS.
Rear suspension I.HEL.RCS.TB.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1329 cm2
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.65
general
Carfolio.com ID50589
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 Austin 1300 GT added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.