Austin A60 Countryman, 1968 MY

This car has a 5 door estate/station wagon type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.6 litres. It produces power and torque figures of 61 bhp (62 PS/45 kW) at 4500 rpm and 122 Nm (90 lbft/12.4 kgm) at 2100 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1181 kg.

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Austin A60 Countryman, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
5 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4497 mm
How heavy?
1181 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1622 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
62 PS / 61 bhp / 45 kW @ 4500 rpm
How much torque?
122 Nm / 90 ft.lb / 12.4 kgm @ 2100 rpm

Austin A60 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1622 cm3 57 PS 56 bhp 42 kW 1181 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1489 cm3 40.6 PS 40 bhp 29.8 kW 1118 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1622 cm3 62 PS 61 bhp 45 kW 1120 kg

Similar models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1361 cm3 62 PS 61 bhp 45 kW 960 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1498 cm3 64 PS 63 bhp 47 kW 930 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1496 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW 955 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FF 4M 1498 cm3 66 PS 65 bhp 48 kW 946 kg
1968 Austin A60 Countryman data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2546 mm 100.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1286 mm 50.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1307 mm 51.5 inches
Length 4497 mm 177 inches
Width 1613 mm 63.5 inches
Height 1514 mm 59.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1181 kg 2604 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 45.5 litres 10 UK Gal 12 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1622 cc
(98.981 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76.2 × 88.9 mm
3 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.86
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
62 PS (61 bhp) (45 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
37.6 bhp/litre
0.62 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
122 Nm (90 ft·lb) (12.4 kgm)
at 2100 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
75.22 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 945.2 kPa (137.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 405.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
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 52.37 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
38.52 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
51.65 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 25.96 kg/kW
43.37 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.30 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.90 x 14
Tyres rear 5.90 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 946 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID85426
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Austin A60 Countryman added 2001-08-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.