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Bugatti Type 40A

(1931 model)

Brief specs of 1931 Bugatti Type 40A

2-door 2-seater touring car (tourer), 4-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1629 cm3 / 99.4 cu in / 99.4 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp, 121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BugattiIssued from1931
ModelType 40AIssued until
SerieType 40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBugatti Automobiles SAS (VAG Group)CountryDE,FR,IT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typetouring car (tourer)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1016 kg / 2240 lb / 2240 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2718 mm / 107.0 in / 107.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBugattiValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
FuelStroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.72
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1629 cm3 / 99.4 cu in / 99.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity407.25 cm3/cylinder / 24.852 cu in/cylinder / 24.852 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.9 kW/l / 0.503 bhp/cu in / 0.503 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio49.2 kW/ton / 37.3 bhp/ton / 37.3 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 locationotherEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bugatti Type 40A

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