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Buick 53

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Buick 53

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5276 cm3 / 322.0 cu in / 322.0 cu in, 190.2 kW / 255.1 hp / 255.1 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 463.0 N·m / 341.5 lb·ft / 341.5 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1957
Model53Issued until
Serie50Number 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

Length5423 mm / 213.5 in / 213.5 inTotal (curb) weight1930 kg / 4255 lb / 4255 lb
Width2032 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3226 mm / 127.0 in / 127.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1581 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity73 l / 16.0 UK gal / 19.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.64 m2 / 28.4 sq ft / 28.4 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 ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.3 mm / 3.20 in / 3.20 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5276 cm3 / 322.0 cu in / 322.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity659.50 cm3/cylinder / 40.245 cu in/cylinder / 40.245 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power190.2 kW / 255.1 hp / 255.1 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque463.0 N·m / 341.5 lb·ft / 341.5 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)76.1 kW / 102.0 hp / 102.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.0 kW/l / 0.792 bhp/cu in / 0.792 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.8 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.58

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio132.1 kW/ton / 100.1 bhp/ton / 100.1 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 circle13.1 m / 43.0 ft / 43.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick 53

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