Key facts

1938 Austin 28 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5232 mm
How heavy?
1930 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 4016 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
91 PS / 90 bhp / 67 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?


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British Leyland (Austin-Morris) Limited

1938 Austin 28 technical specifications


This car has a saloon body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
Its 4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 6 cylinder that develops 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) of power at 3200 rpm.
A 4 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the wheels.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1930 kg.
1938 Austin 28 data
1938 Austin 28 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3454 136
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5232 206
Width 1810 71.3
Ground clearance 152 6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight 1930 kg 4255 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4 litre
4016 cc
(245.071 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86.36 × 114.3 mm
3.4 × 4.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.76
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 91 PS (90 bhp) (67 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output 22.4 bhp/litre
0.37 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 669.33 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 47.28 PS/g
34.77 kW/g
46.63 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 28.76 kg/kW
48.04 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 4.67
general ID51139
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 27.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1938 Austin 28 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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