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Buick 40

(1936 model)

Brief specs of 1936 Buick 40

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3824 cm3 / 233.4 cu in / 233.4 cu in, 69.4 kW / 93.1 hp / 93.1 hp, rear wheel drive, 129 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1936
Model40Issued until
Serie40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1700 kg / 3748 lb / 3748 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2997 mm / 118.0 in / 118.0 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 cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore78.6 mm / 3.09 in / 3.09 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke98.5 mm / 3.88 in / 3.88 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.8
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3824 cm3 / 233.4 cu in / 233.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity478.00 cm3/cylinder / 29.169 cu in/cylinder / 29.169 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power69.4 kW / 93.1 hp / 93.1 hp at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.3 kW / 19.2 hp / 19.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output18.1 kW/l / 0.399 bhp/cu in / 0.399 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)12.00 s / 12.00 s / 12.00 sTop (maximal) speed129 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio54.7 kW/ton / 41.5 bhp/ton / 41.5 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick 40

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