Austin A40 Cambridge
|1954 to 1956|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon|
|Engine||1.2 L Straight-4 42 bhp|
|Wheelbase||99.25 in (2,521 mm)|
|Length||162.25 in (4,121 mm)|
|Width||61.5 in (1,562 mm)|
|Curb weight||2,352 lb (1,067 kg)|
A 1.2 L straight-4 pushrod engine B-Series engine based on the one used in the previous Austin Somerset (although sharing no parts) powered the new Austin Cambridge.
A maximum power output of 42 bhp (31 kW) was claimed: power was transmitted to the wheels by means of a four-speed gear box controlled with a column-mounted lever.
The A40 Cambridge was intended to be available in both two door saloon and four door saloon variants however the two door body style did not reach production.
Only 30,000 A40 Cambridge models were produced. After the A40 Cambridge was dropped early in 1957.
The A40 name was re-used on the smaller A40 Farina, though that car, the 'Countryman' version of which was an early example of the hatchback genre, was neither a replacement nor much related to the A40 Cambridge