Key facts

1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3406 mm
How heavy?
743 kg
What size engine?
1 litre, 998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
44.6 PS / 44 bhp / 32.8 kW @ 5250 rpm
How much torque?
70 Nm / 52 / 7.1 kgm @ 3000 rpm


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1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 technical specifications


The Austin Mini Metro 1.0 is a hatchback with 3 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies the power to the front wheels.
The Austin Mini Metro 1.0's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 44 bhp (44.6 PS/32.8 kW) of power at 5250 rpm, and maximum torque of 70 N·m (52 lb·ft/7.1 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.
Stated weight at the kerb is 743 kg.
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 data
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 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 743 kg 1638 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 31.8 litres 7 UK Gal 8.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.4
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Austin
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1 litre
998 cc
(60.902 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 64.6 × 76.2 mm
2.54 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
44.6 PS (44 bhp) (32.8 kW)
at 5250 rpm
Specific output
44.1 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
70 Nm (52 ft·lb) (7.1 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
70.14 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.6:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 881.4 kPa (127.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 249.5 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 60.04 PS/g
44.16 kW/g
59.22 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 22.64 kg/kW
37.83 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
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.65
general ID55627
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Austin Mini Metro 1.0 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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