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Bristol 405

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Bristol 405

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in, 74.0 kW / 99.2 hp / 99.2 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

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1957
Model405Issued until
Serie405Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK


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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4820 mm / 189.8 in / 189.8 inTotal (curb) weight1240 kg / 2734 lb / 2734 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 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 capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.86 m2 / 9.3 sq ft / 9.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.5 kW / 28.8 hp / 28.8 hp (est.)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power74.0 kW / 99.2 hp / 99.2 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 typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.6 kW / 39.7 hp / 39.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output37.5 kW/l / 0.825 bhp/cu in / 0.825 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque77.1 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in


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


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio81.5 kW/ton / 61.7 bhp/ton / 61.7 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


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 405


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