Key facts

1937 Austin 14 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4267 mm
How heavy?
1194 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1711 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
53 PS / 52 bhp / 39 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?


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British Leyland (Austin-Morris) Limited

1937 Austin 14 technical specifications


The Austin 14 is a saloon (sedan) with a front mounted engine which delivers the power to the rear wheels.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.7 litre capacity. This unit features side valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 52 bhp (53 PS/39 kW) of power at 4200 rpm.
A 4 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the wheels.
The Austin 14 weighs a quoted 1194 kg at the kerb.
1937 Austin 14 data
1937 Austin 14 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2838 111.7
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4267 168
Width 1613 63.5
Ground clearance 171 6.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.5
Kerb weight 1194 kg 2632 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 36.4 litres 8 UK Gal 9.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 1.7 litre
1711 cc
(104.412 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 65.5 × 84.63 mm
2.58 × 3.33 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.77
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 53 PS (52 bhp) (39 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output 30.4 bhp/litre
0.5 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 285.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
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 44.16 PS/g
32.48 kW/g
43.55 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 30.79 kg/kW
51.43 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 LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 5.44
general ID50798
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Austin 14 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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