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Oldsmobile Super 88

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6082 cm3 / 371.1 cu in / 371.1 cu in, 234.9 kW / 315.0 hp / 315.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 529.0 N·m / 390.2 lb·ft / 390.2 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OldsmobileIssued from1957
ModelSuper 88Issued until
Serie88Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerOldsmobileCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5525 mm / 217.5 in / 217.5 inTotal (curb) weight1962 kg / 4325 lb / 4325 lb
Width2051 mm / 80.7 in / 80.7 inDry weight
Height1378 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity109 l / 24.0 UK gal / 28.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.40 m2 / 25.9 sq ft / 25.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.7 mm / 3.69 in / 3.69 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supply2 Ro carbsEngine displacement6082 cm3 / 371.1 cu in / 371.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity760.25 cm3/cylinder / 46.393 cu in/cylinder / 46.393 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power234.9 kW / 315.0 hp / 315.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque529.0 N·m / 390.2 lb·ft / 390.2 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)94.0 kW / 126.0 hp / 126.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.6 kW/l / 0.849 bhp/cu in / 0.849 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.0 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.6

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio160.6 kW/ton / 121.6 bhp/ton / 121.6 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Oldsmobile Super 88

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