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Buick
70 Roadmaster
(1954)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Buick 70 Roadmaster
Buick
Serie70
Model family
Model70 Roadmaster
Model code72R
Issued from1954
Issued until
Country of originUS
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors4
Number of seats5
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]3226 / 127.0 / 127.0
Track front [mm / in / in]
Track rear [mm / in / in]
Length [mm / in / in]5507 / 216.8 / 216.8
Width [mm / in / in]2029 / 79.9 / 79.9
Height [mm / in / in]1588 / 62.5 / 62.5
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1983 / 4372 / 4372
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]72 / 15.8 / 19.0

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]2.74 / 29.5 / 29.5 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerGM
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type DetailsV8
Sumpwet
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]101.6 / 4.00 / 4.00
Stroke [mm / in / in]81.3 / 3.20 / 3.20
Bore/Stroke ratio1.25
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]5276 / 322.0 / 322.0
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]659.50 / 40.245 / 40.245
Compression ratio8.5
Fuel supply1 St carb
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]149.1 / 199.9 / 199.9
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4100 / 4100 / 4100
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]410.0 / 302.4 / 302.4
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]2400 / 2400 / 2400
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]59.6 / 80.0 / 80.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]28.3 / 0.621 / 0.621
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]77.7 / 0.68 / 0.68

Transmission

 
Transmission typeautomatic
Number of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1
Final gear (drive) ratio3.4

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]100.9 / 76.4 / 76.4
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]161 / 100 / 100
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs
Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels front6 x 15
Wheels rear6 x 15
Tyres front8.00-15
Tyres rear8.00-15
Brakes frontdrum
Brakes reardrum
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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