1911 Buick Model 32

This car has a roadster type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Its 2.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 4 cylinder unit that produces 31 bhp (31.4 PS/23.1 kW) of power. The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 2 speed manual transmission. The stated weight at the kerb is 769 kg.


Buick Model 32 -
Buick Model 32
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Key facts

1911 Buick Model 32 information summary

What body style?
0 door roadster with 2 seats
How heavy?
769 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2715 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
31.4 PS / 31 bhp / 23.1 kW
How much torque?

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1911 Buick Model 32 data
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors0
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 769 kg 1695 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60.6 litres 13.3 UK Gal 16 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.7 litre
2715 cc
(165.679 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 95.25 mm
3.75 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 31.4 PS (31 bhp) (23.1 kW)
Specific output 11.4 bhp/litre
0.19 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction cast iron block
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Schebler carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 678.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 40.87 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
30.06 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
40.31 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 33.27 kg/kW
55.57 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.SE.
Rear suspension LA.LS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 30 x 3.5
Tyres rear 30 x 3.5
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID111496
Production total 1150
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1911 Buick Model 32 added 2003-07-08.
Last modified 2013-02-28.