Key facts

Austin A40 Countryman, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3686 mm
How heavy?
763 kg
What size engine?
1.1 litre, 1098 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
49.7 PS / 49 bhp / 36.5 kW @ 5100 rpm
How much torque?
81 Nm / 60 / 8.3 kgm @ 2500 rpm
How fast?
122 km/h, 76 mph


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1968 Austin A40 Countryman technical specifications


The Austin A40 Countryman is a 3 door estate/station wagon-bodied road car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
The 1.1 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder unit that has an output of 49 bhp (49.7 PS/36.5 kW) of power at 5100 rpm, and maximum torque of 81 N·m (60 lb·ft/8.3 kgm) at 2500 rpm.
This power is supplied to the wheels through a 4 speed manual transmission.
The Austin A40 Countryman weighs a quoted 763 kg at the kerb.
Maximum speed claimed is 122 km/h (76 mph).
1968 Austin A40 Countryman data
Austin A40 Countryman, 1968 MY data
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2211 87
Track/tread (front) 1194 47
Track/tread (rear) 1194 47
Length 3686 145.1
Width 1511 59.5
Height 1441 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 763 kg 1682 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 29.5 litres 6.5 UK Gal 7.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.1 litre
1098 cc
(67.004 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 64.6 × 83.72 mm
2.54 × 3.3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.77
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
49.7 PS (49 bhp) (36.5 kW)
at 5100 rpm
Specific output
44.6 bhp/litre
0.73 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
81 Nm (60 ft·lb) (8.3 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
73.77 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 927 kPa (134.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 274.5 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 122 km/h (76 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 65.11 PS/g
47.89 kW/g
64.22 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.88 kg/kW
34.88 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 & peg
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.90 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general ID85470
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Austin A40 Countryman added 2001-08-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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