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Chevrolet Bel Air 4.3

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4.3

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 4343 cm3 / 265.0 cu in / 265.0 cu in, 110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1956
ModelBel Air 4.3Issued until
SerieBel AirNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5480 l / 193.52 cu ft / 193.52 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4980 mm / 196.1 in / 196.1 inTotal (curb) weight1554 kg / 3426 lb / 3426 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2930 mm / 115.4 in / 115.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.71 m2 / 29.2 sq ft / 29.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.36 m2 / 14.6 sq ft / 14.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)33.7 kW / 45.2 hp / 45.2 hp (est.)

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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement4343 cm3 / 265.0 cu in / 265.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output25.3 kW/l / 0.557 bhp/cu in / 0.557 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
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 ratio96.8 kW/ton / 73.3 bhp/ton / 73.3 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
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 Chevrolet Bel Air 4.3

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