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Oldsmobile 88 5.3

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Oldsmobile 88 5.3

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 5318 cm3 / 324.5 cu in / 324.5 cu in, 149.0 kW / 199.8 hp / 199.8 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OldsmobileIssued from1955
Model88 5.3Issued until
Serie88Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerOldsmobileCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)6130 l / 216.48 cu ft / 216.48 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5180 mm / 203.9 in / 203.9 inTotal (curb) weight1700 kg / 3748 lb / 3748 lb
Width1990 mm / 78.3 in / 78.3 inDry weight
Height1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3110 mm / 122.4 in / 122.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.69 m2 / 28.9 sq ft / 28.9 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5318 cm3 / 324.5 cu in / 324.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity663.89 cm3/cylinder / 40.513 cu in/cylinder / 40.513 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power149.0 kW / 199.8 hp / 199.8 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.6 kW / 79.9 hp / 79.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output28.2 kW/l / 0.620 bhp/cu in / 0.620 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque84.6 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber 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 ratio119.4 kW/ton / 90.5 bhp/ton / 90.5 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 Oldsmobile 88 5.3

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