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Bristol 406

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Bristol 406

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2216 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in, 78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, 175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1958
Model406Issued until
Serie406Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerBeutlerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4950 l / 174.81 cu ft / 174.81 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4978 mm / 196.0 in / 196.0 inTotal (curb) weight1365 kg / 3009 lb / 3009 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.24 m2 / 24.1 sq ft / 24.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeType 110Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBristolValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore68.7 mm / 2.70 in / 2.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke99.6 mm / 3.92 in / 3.92 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply3 So carbsEngine displacement2216 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity369.33 cm3/cylinder / 22.538 cu in/cylinder / 22.538 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 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.3 kW/l / 0.776 bhp/cu in / 0.776 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.0 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.77
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio76.9 kW/ton / 58.3 bhp/ton / 58.3 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf spring, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar, Radius arms, Watt's linkage
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00-16Tyres rear6.00-16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 406

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