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Buick 40

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Buick 40

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 4328 cm3 / 264.1 cu in / 264.1 cu in, 105.0 kW / 140.8 hp / 140.8 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 309.0 N·m / 227.9 lb·ft / 227.9 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1954
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) weight1675 kg / 3693 lb / 3693 lb
Width1950 mm / 76.8 in / 76.8 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3110 mm / 122.4 in / 122.4 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 TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4328 cm3 / 264.1 cu in / 264.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power105.0 kW / 140.8 hp / 140.8 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque309.0 N·m / 227.9 lb·ft / 227.9 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.0 kW / 56.3 hp / 56.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output24.3 kW/l / 0.533 bhp/cu in / 0.533 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.4 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 ratio85.4 kW/ton / 64.7 bhp/ton / 64.7 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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