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Buick 40

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Buick 40

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 5279 cm3 / 322.1 cu in / 322.1 cu in, 162.0 kW / 217.2 hp / 217.2 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 433.0 N·m / 319.4 lb·ft / 319.4 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1956
Model40Issued until
Serie40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1704 kg / 3757 lb / 3757 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 Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5279 cm3 / 322.1 cu in / 322.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power162.0 kW / 217.2 hp / 217.2 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque433.0 N·m / 319.4 lb·ft / 319.4 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.8 kW / 86.9 hp / 86.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output30.7 kW/l / 0.674 bhp/cu in / 0.674 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque82.0 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 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 ratio129.4 kW/ton / 98.0 bhp/ton / 98.0 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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