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Buick 40

(1940 model)

Brief specs of 1940 Buick 40

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 4066 cm3 / 248.1 cu in / 248.1 cu in, 79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1940
Model40Issued until
Serie40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1590 kg / 3505 lb / 3505 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3080 mm / 121.3 in / 121.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance200 mm / 7.9 in / 7.9 inFuel 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) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore78.7 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke104.7 mm / 4.12 in / 4.12 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.75
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4066 cm3 / 248.1 cu in / 248.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity509.31 cm3/cylinder / 31.080 cu in/cylinder / 31.080 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.6 kW / 42.4 hp / 42.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.4 kW/l / 0.427 bhp/cu in / 0.427 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber 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 ratio67.3 kW/ton / 51.0 bhp/ton / 51.0 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 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 Buick 40

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