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Buick 40 5.2

(1948 model)

Brief specs of 1948 Buick 40 5.2

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 5249 cm3 / 320.3 cu in / 320.3 cu in, 106.0 kW / 142.1 hp / 142.1 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1948
Model40 5.2Issued 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) weight1848 kg / 4074 lb / 4074 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3000 mm / 118.1 in / 118.1 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 constructionBore87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke109.5 mm / 4.31 in / 4.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.8
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5249 cm3 / 320.3 cu in / 320.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity655.44 cm3/cylinder / 39.997 cu in/cylinder / 39.997 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power106.0 kW / 142.1 hp / 142.1 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.4 kW / 56.9 hp / 56.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.2 kW/l / 0.444 bhp/cu in / 0.444 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 ratio78.0 kW/ton / 59.1 bhp/ton / 59.1 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 locationEngine alignment
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 5.2

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