Key facts

1967 Austin 3-Litre information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4718 mm
How heavy?
1524 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2912 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
122 PS / 120 bhp / 89 kW @ 4750 rpm
How much torque?
221 Nm / 163 / 22.5 kgm @ 2700 rpm
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph


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1967 Austin 3-Litre technical specifications


The Austin 3-Litre is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which supplies the power through the rear wheels.
The Austin 3-Litre's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.9 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 120 bhp (122 PS/89 kW) of power at 4750 rpm, and maximum torque of 221 N·m (163 lb·ft/22.5 kgm) at 2700 rpm.
The power is supplied to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a quoted 1524 kg at the kerb.
The Austin 3-Litre is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 161 km/h (100 mph).
1967 Austin 3-Litre data
1967 Austin 3-Litre data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2908 114.5
Track/tread (front) 1435 56.5
Track/tread (rear) 1435 56.5
Length 4718 185.7
Width 1695 66.7
Height 1441 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 1524 kg 3360 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65.9 litres 14.5 UK Gal 17.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.9 litre
2912 cc
(177.701 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83.36 × 88.9 mm
3.28 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
122 PS (120 bhp) (89 kW)
at 4750 rpm
Specific output
41.2 bhp/litre
0.68 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
221 Nm (163 ft·lb) (22.5 kgm)
at 2700 rpm
Specific torque
75.89 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 953.7 kPa (138.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 485.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 10.80 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 20.10 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 79.83 PS/g
58.72 kW/g
78.74 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.03 kg/kW
28.45 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
Steering rack & pinion
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 Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.54
general ID50644
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1967 Austin 3-Litre added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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