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Buick XP-300

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Buick XP-300

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3535 cm3 / 215.7 cu in / 215.7 cu in, 249.8 kW / 335.0 hp / 335.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, automatic transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1951
ModelXP-300Issued until
SerieXP-300Number made1
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4890 mm / 192.5 in / 192.5 inTotal (curb) weight
Width2032 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 inDry weight
Height1356 mm / 53.4 in / 53.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2946 mm / 116.0 in / 116.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1501 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance168 mm / 6.6 in / 6.6 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBuickValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
FuelStroke82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply2 carburettorsEngine displacement3535 cm3 / 215.7 cu in / 215.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity441.88 cm3/cylinder / 26.965 cu in/cylinder / 26.965 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power249.8 kW / 335.0 hp / 335.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationsuperchargedMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)99.9 kW / 134.0 hp / 134.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output70.7 kW/l / 1.553 bhp/cu in / 1.553 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears
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 ratio
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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearde Dion axle, Coil springs
Wheels front6.0L x 15Wheels rear6.0L x 15
Tyres front7.10 x 15Tyres rear7.10 x 15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front229 mm / 9.0 in / 9.0 inBrake diameter rear229 mm / 9.0 in / 9.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick XP-300

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