Key facts

Austin A60 Countryman, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
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 / 12.4 kgm @ 2100 rpm


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1968 Austin A60 Countryman technical specifications


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.
1968 Austin A60 Countryman data
Austin A60 Countryman, 1968 MY data
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2546 100.2
Track/tread (front) 1286 50.6
Track/tread (rear) 1307 51.5
Length 4497 177
Width 1613 63.5
Height 1514 59.6
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
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
62 PS (61 bhp) (45 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output
37.6 bhp/litre
0.62 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
122 Nm (90 ft·lb) (12.4 kgm)
at 2100 rpm
Specific torque
75.22 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
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
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/g
38.52 kW/g
51.65 bhp/ton
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 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
Steering cam & lever
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
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general 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.

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