1946 Bristol 400

This car has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 70 bhp (71 PS/52 kW) of power at 4200 rpm. This power is transmitted to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 1170 kg.

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1946 Bristol 400 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4648 mm
How heavy?
1170 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1971 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
71 PS / 70 bhp / 52 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

Bristol 400 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1971 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1170 kg
1946 Bristol 400 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front) 1321 mm 52 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 4648 mm 183 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1499 mm 59 inches
Ground clearance 178 mm 7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 1170 kg 2579 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 54.6 litres 12 UK Gal 14.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Bristol
Engine code 85
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2 litre
1971 cc
(120.278 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 66 × 96 mm
2.6 × 3.78 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 71 PS (70 bhp) (52 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output 35.5 bhp/litre
0.58 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 SU carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 328.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
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 60.66 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
44.61 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
59.83 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 22.41 kg/kW
37.44 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.TL.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.50 x 16
Tyres rear 5.50 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID251691
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1946 Bristol 400 added 2011-08-12.
Last modified 2013-02-28.