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Bristol 406

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Bristol 406

2-door 4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2216 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in, 68.0 kW / 91.2 hp / 91.2 hp @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, 174.0 N·m / 128.3 lb·ft / 128.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1959
Model406Issued until
Serie406Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4950 l / 174.81 cu ft / 174.81 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4990 mm / 196.5 in / 196.5 inTotal (curb) weight1266 kg / 2791 lb / 2791 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 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 capacity81 l / 17.8 UK gal / 21.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.24 m2 / 24.1 sq ft / 24.1 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)22.2 kW / 29.8 hp / 29.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2216 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity369.20 cm3/cylinder / 22.530 cu in/cylinder / 22.530 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power68.0 kW / 91.2 hp / 91.2 hp at 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque174.0 N·m / 128.3 lb·ft / 128.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)27.2 kW / 36.5 hp / 36.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output30.7 kW/l / 0.674 bhp/cu in / 0.674 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque78.5 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
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 ratio73.0 kW/ton / 55.3 bhp/ton / 55.3 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00-16Tyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 406

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