Key facts

1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.3 S information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3406 mm
How heavy?
754 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1275 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
64 PS / 63 bhp / 47 kW @ 5650 rpm
How much torque?
97 Nm / 72 / 9.9 kgm @ 3100 rpm


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1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.3 S technical specifications


The Mini Metro 1.3 S is a front wheel drive hatchback motor vehicle with a front placed engine, from Austin.
The 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 1.3 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 63 bhp (64 PS/47 kW) at 5650 rpm and 97 Nm (72 lbft/9.9 kgm) at 3100 rpm respectively.
The engine drives the wheels through a 4 speed manual 'box.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 754 kg.
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.3 S data
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.3 S data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2250 88.6
Track/tread (front) 1273 50.1
Track/tread (rear) 1273 50.1
Length 3406 134.1
Width 1547 60.9
Height 1361 53.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight 754 kg 1662 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 31.8 litres 7 UK Gal 8.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.400
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1275 cc
(77.805 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70.6 × 81.3 mm
2.78 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.87
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
64 PS (63 bhp) (47 kW)
at 5650 rpm
Specific output
49.4 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
97 Nm (72 ft·lb) (9.9 kgm)
at 3100 rpm
Specific torque
76.08 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.4:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 956 kPa (138.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 318.75 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 84.72 PS/g
62.31 kW/g
83.55 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.05 kg/kW
26.81 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
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.HG.
Rear suspension I.TA.HG.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.44
general ID55583
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.3 S added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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