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Bristol 404

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Bristol 404

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in, 93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 152.0 N·m / 112.1 lb·ft / 112.1 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1953
Model404Issued until
Serie404Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3994 mm / 157.2 in / 157.2 inTotal (curb) weight1039 kg / 2291 lb / 2291 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1416 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2445 mm / 96.3 in / 96.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity73 l / 16.0 UK gal / 19.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine Code100CTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity328.50 cm3/cylinder / 20.046 cu in/cylinder / 20.046 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque152.0 N·m / 112.1 lb·ft / 112.1 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.3 kW/l / 1.039 bhp/cu in / 1.039 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.1 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio120.3 kW/ton / 91.2 bhp/ton / 91.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Trailing armSuspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00x16Tyres rear6.00x16
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 404

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