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Bristol 400

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Bristol 400

2-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in, 59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 125.0 N·m / 92.2 lb·ft / 92.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1951
Model400Issued until
Serie400Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4650 mm / 183.1 in / 183.1 inTotal (curb) weight1170 kg / 2579 lb / 2579 lb
Width1630 mm / 64.2 in / 64.2 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2900 mm / 114.2 in / 114.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.05 m2 / 11.3 sq ft / 11.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)26.0 kW / 34.9 hp / 34.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 capacity328.43 cm3/cylinder / 20.042 cu in/cylinder / 20.042 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque125.0 N·m / 92.2 lb·ft / 92.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.6 kW / 31.6 hp / 31.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.9 kW/l / 0.658 bhp/cu in / 0.658 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque63.4 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio68.4 kW/ton / 51.8 bhp/ton / 51.8 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.50x16Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
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 400

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