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1983-1994 AUSTIN Maestro specifications

1983-1994 AUSTIN Maestro specifications Classic and Performance Car

Following hard on the heels of the Metro, the Maestro was supposed to return BL to profitability in the ‘80s. It reality, it hit the market five years too late, and lacked the showroom appeal of the sharp-suited Escort and Astra. It racked up even poorer sales figures than the Allegro despite being considerably more capable. Engines and (VW-sourced) gearboxes were a disappointment, and rust continues to be a real problem. Talking-dash Vanden Plas is interesting, as is the ultra-economical HLE version – and probably the ones to have in coming years.

Production

  • Production:
    605,410
  • Price at launch:
    £4,955
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,500
  • Price (good):
    £750
  • Price (average):
    £400
  • Price (project):
    £200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.3secs
  • Top speed:
    96.0mph
  • Power:
    68.0bhp
  • Torque:
    73.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Semi-independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4050mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2507mm
  • Width:
    1687mm
  • Height:
    1430mm
  • Weight:
    875kgs

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