Key facts

Austin Seven, 1961 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4 seats
How long?
3054 mm
How heavy?
604 kg
What size engine?
0.8 litre, 848 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
34.5 PS / 34 bhp / 25.4 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
60 Nm / 44 / 6.1 kgm @ 2900 rpm


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1961 Austin Seven technical specifications


The Austin Seven is a front wheel drive motor vehicle, with the engine placed in the front, and a 2 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell.
The Austin Seven's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 0.8 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 34 bhp (34.5 PS/25.4 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 60 N·m (44 lb·ft/6.1 kgm) at 2900 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The claimed weight at the kerb is 604 kg.
1961 Austin Seven data
Austin Seven, 1961 MY data
Body type4 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2032 80
Track/tread (front) 1213 47.8
Track/tread (rear) 1165 45.9
Length 3054 120.2
Width 1410 55.5
Height 1346 53
Ground clearance 181 7.1
length:wheelbase ratio 1.5
Kerb weight 604 kg 1332 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 25 litres 5.5 UK Gal 6.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.8 litre
848 cc
(51.748 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 62.9 × 68.3 mm
2.48 × 2.69 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.92
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
34.5 PS (34 bhp) (25.4 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
40.1 bhp/litre
0.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
60 Nm (44 ft·lb) (6.1 kgm)
at 2900 rpm
Specific torque
70.75 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 889.1 kPa (129 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 212 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 57.07 PS/g
41.98 kW/g
56.29 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 23.82 kg/kW
39.79 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 2.300
Turning circle 9.00 m
Front suspension I.RS.CS.
Rear suspension I.RS.CS.
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 3.76
general ID50831
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 9.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Austin Seven added 1997-04-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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