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Bristol 405

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Bristol 405

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in, 78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1954
Model405Issued until
Serie405Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4920 l / 173.75 cu ft / 173.75 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4810 mm / 189.4 in / 189.4 inTotal (curb) weight1230 kg / 2712 lb / 2712 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 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 ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal 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 supply3 So carbsEngine 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 power78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.7 kW/l / 0.873 bhp/cu in / 0.873 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.7 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.78
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.22

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio85.4 kW/ton / 64.7 bhp/ton / 64.7 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-lock3Turning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearTorsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 405

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