Key facts

Austin A40 1275 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?
1.3 litre, 1275 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
59 PS / 58 bhp / 43 kW @ 5250 rpm
How much torque?
94 Nm / 69 / 9.6 kgm @ 3500 rpm


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1968 Austin A40 1275 Countryman technical specifications


The Austin A40 1275 Countryman is a rear wheel drive motor car, with the powerplant mounted in the front, and a 3 door estate/station wagon bodyshell.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.3 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 58 bhp (59 PS/43 kW) of power at 5250 rpm, and maximum torque of 94 N·m (69 lb·ft/9.6 kgm) at 3500 rpm.
A 4 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the driven wheels.
The Austin A40 1275 Countryman weighs a claimed 763 kg at the kerb.
1968 Austin A40 1275 Countryman data
Austin A40 1275 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 1.3 litre
1275 cc
(77.805 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70.6 × 81.3 mm
2.78 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.87
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
59 PS (58 bhp) (43 kW)
at 5250 rpm
Specific output
45.5 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
94 Nm (69 ft·lb) (9.6 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
73.73 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 926.5 kPa (134.4 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 77.07 PS/g
56.68 kW/g
76.02 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.64 kg/kW
29.47 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 ID85602
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Austin A40 1275 Countryman added 2001-08-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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