Key facts

1958 Bristol 406 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4978 mm
How heavy?
1365 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2216 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
106 PS / 105 bhp / 78 kW @ 4700 rpm
How much torque?
175 Nm / 129 ft.lb / 17.8 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
172 km/h, 107 mph

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1958 Bristol 406 technical specifications

Introduction

The 406 is a motor car from Bristol, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a Beutler-penned 2 door coupé body style.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 2.2 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 105 bhp (106 PS/78 kW) of power at 4700 rpm, and maximum torque of 175 N·m (129 lb·ft/17.8 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
The power is supplied to the wheels via a 4 speed manual with overdrive gearbox.
Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1365 kg.
Top claimed speed is 172 km/h or 107 mph.
1958 Bristol 406 data
1958 Bristol 406 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerBeutler
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 114
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1422 56
Length 4978 196
Width 1727 68
Height 1524 60
Ground clearance 165 6.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1365 kg 3009 lb
Weight distribution 50.60 % front
fuel tank capacity 81.8 litres 18 UK Gal 21.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Bristol
Engine code Type 110
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.2 litre
2216 cc
(135.229 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 68.7 × 99.64 mm
2.7 × 3.92 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
106 PS (105 bhp) (78 kW)
at 4700 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
47.4 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
175 Nm (129 ft·lb) (17.8 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
78.97 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 3 Solex B 32 PBI/7 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 992.4 kPa (143.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 369.33 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 172 km/h (107 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 77.99 PS/g
57.36 kW/g
76.92 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.43 kg/kW
29.12 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension I.TL.W.
Rear suspension LA.TB.RA.WL.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.00-16
Tyres rear 6.00-16
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual with overdrive
Top gear ratio 0.77
Final drive ratio 4.27
general
Carfolio.com ID27753
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1958 Bristol 406 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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