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Buick 60 Century

(1939 model)

Brief specs of 1939 Buick 60 Century

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5231 cm3 / 319.2 cu in / 319.2 cu in, 105.1 kW / 140.9 hp / 140.9 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, Wilson pre-selector 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1939
Model60 CenturyIssued until
Serie60Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5169 mm / 203.5 in / 203.5 inTotal (curb) weight1780 kg / 3924 lb / 3924 lb
Width1829 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3188 mm / 125.5 in / 125.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1481 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1481 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance197 mm / 7.8 in / 7.8 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

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 ManufacturerBuickValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke109.5 mm / 4.31 in / 4.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.8
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5231 cm3 / 319.2 cu in / 319.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity653.88 cm3/cylinder / 39.902 cu in/cylinder / 39.902 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power105.1 kW / 140.9 hp / 140.9 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.0 kW / 56.4 hp / 56.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.1 kW/l / 0.441 bhp/cu in / 0.441 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeWilson pre-selectorNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio79.2 kW/ton / 60.0 bhp/ton / 60.0 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 frontIndependentSuspension rearLive axle, Coil 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 60 Century

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