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Bristol 401

(1950 model)

Brief specs of 1950 Bristol 401

petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in, 54.0 kW / 72.4 hp / 72.4 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 145.0 N·m / 106.9 lb·ft / 106.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1950
Model401Issued until
Serie401Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4920 l / 173.75 cu ft / 173.75 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4870 mm / 191.7 in / 191.7 inTotal (curb) weight1225 kg / 2701 lb / 2701 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2900 mm / 114.2 in / 114.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.89 m2 / 9.6 sq ft / 9.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.1 kW / 29.6 hp / 29.6 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 power54.0 kW / 72.4 hp / 72.4 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque145.0 N·m / 106.9 lb·ft / 106.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.6 kW / 29.0 hp / 29.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output27.4 kW/l / 0.602 bhp/cu in / 0.602 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque73.6 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 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 ratio59.6 kW/ton / 45.2 bhp/ton / 45.2 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 401

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