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Buick 40

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Buick 40

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 4315 cm3 / 263.3 cu in / 263.3 cu in, 92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 304.0 N·m / 224.2 lb·ft / 224.2 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1953
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) weight1665 kg / 3671 lb / 3671 lb
Width1950 mm / 76.8 in / 76.8 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3090 mm / 121.7 in / 121.7 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) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.9 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke104.8 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.77
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4315 cm3 / 263.3 cu in / 263.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity538.70 cm3/cylinder / 32.873 cu in/cylinder / 32.873 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque304.0 N·m / 224.2 lb·ft / 224.2 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.8 kW / 49.3 hp / 49.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output21.3 kW/l / 0.469 bhp/cu in / 0.469 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.5 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

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 ratio75.1 kW/ton / 56.9 bhp/ton / 56.9 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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