1969 Austin 1800S

The Austin 1800S is a front wheel drive car, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. Its 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.8 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 96 bhp (97 PS/72 kW) at 5700 rpm and 144 Nm (106 lbft/14.7 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission. The quoted kerb weight is 1156 kg. Top quoted speed is 161 km/h, which equates to 100 mph.

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1969 Austin 1800S information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4235 mm
How heavy?
1156 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1799 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
97 PS / 96 bhp / 72 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
144 Nm / 106 ft.lb / 14.7 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph

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1969 Austin 1800S data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2692 106
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1410 55.5
Length 4235 166.7
Width 1702 67
Height 1430 56.3
Ground clearance 168 6.6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.57
Kerb weight 1156 kg 2549
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 48 litres 10.6 UK Gal 12.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1799 cc
(109.782 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80.26 × 88.9 mm
3.16 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
97 PS (96 bhp) (72 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
53.4 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
144 Nm (106 ft·lb) (14.7 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
80.04 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1005.9 kPa (145.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 449.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 84.2 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
61.93 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
83.04 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.15 kg/kW
26.97 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.800
Turning circle 12.30 m
Front suspension I.HPS.
Rear suspension I.HPS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.88
general
Carfolio.com ID50600
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 Austin 1800S added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.