Key facts

1945 Austin 16 BS-1 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4346 mm
How heavy?
1343 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2200 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
65 PS / 64 bhp / 48 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
146 Nm / 108 ft.lb / 14.9 kgm
How fast?
121 km/h, 75 mph

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1945 Austin 16 technical specifications

Introduction

The Austin 16 is a sedan/saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers the power to the rear wheels.
The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2.2 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 64 bhp (65 PS/48 kW) at 3800 rpm and 146 Nm (108 lbft/14.9 kgm) respectively.
A 4 speed manual transmission transfers the power to the wheels.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 1343 kg.
Maximum quoted speed is 121 km/h (75 mph).
1945 Austin 16 data
1945 Austin 16 BS-1 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2654 104.5
Track/tread (front) 1359 53.5
Track/tread (rear) 1422 56
Length 4346 171.1
Width 1702 67
Height 1676 66
Ground clearance 171 6.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1343 kg 2961 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 63.7 litres 14 UK Gal 16.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.2 litre
2200 cc
(134.252 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 111.1 mm
3.13 × 4.37 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.71
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 65 PS (64 bhp) (48 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 29.1 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 146 Nm (108 ft·lb) (14.9 kgm)
Specific torque 66.36 Nm/litre
0.8 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6.8:1
Fuel system 1 Ze Type 41 VI-8 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 834 kPa (121 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 550 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 15.50 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 22.00 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 121 km/h (75 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 48.32 PS/g
35.54 kW/g
47.65 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 28.14 kg/kW
47.01 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering cam gear variable ratio
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 12.80 m
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.75-16
Tyres rear 5.75-16
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID51040
Production total
Model code BS-1
Model family
RAC rating 15.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1945 Austin 16 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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