Austin A40 Somerset Coupé 1952-54
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Austin A40 Somerset 1952 - 54 specifications
Engine
4 cylinder in-line,
8 overhead valves
Displacement: 1,200cc
Bore: 65.4mm
Stroke: 89mm
Compression ratio: 7.2 - 1
Valves: 2 per cylinder
Main bearings: 3
Carburettor: Single SU
type HS2
Power output: 42bhp
at 4,300rpm

Performance
Maximum speed: 71mph
Acceleration: 0-50mph 19.8secs
0-60 mph 36.6secs
Overall fuel consumption:
28.5mpg

Transmission
4-speed manual,
Syncromesh on 2nd,
3rd & 4th
Rear wheel drive

Construction
Pressed steel body on steel chassis

Brakes
Hydraulic, Front: drum Rear: drum

Steering
Worm & peg

Suspension
Front: Coil
Rear: Semi elliptic Leaf

Wheels
4 stud, 16in, pressed steel

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 92.5in
Track front: 48.1in
Track front: 50.0in
Overall length: 159.5in
Overall width: 63.0in
Overall height: 64.0in
Ground clearance: 7.5in
Kerb weight: 2,268 lbs
Fuel tank: 8.8gals

Production
1952 -1954
Total produced: 173,306