1954 Bristol 405

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 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 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 167 N·m (123 lb·ft/17 kgm) at 3750 rpm. A 4 speed manual with overdrive gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. Stated kerb weight is 1230 kg. Top quoted speed is 169 km/h (105 mph).

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Key facts

1954 Bristol 405 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4810 mm
How heavy?
1230 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1971 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
106 PS / 105 bhp / 78 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
167 Nm / 123 ft.lb / 17 kgm @ 3750 rpm
How fast?
169 km/h, 105 mph

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1954 Bristol 405 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front) 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 4810 mm 189.4 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 1230 kg 2712 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Bristol
Engine code 100B2
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
(Net)
106 PS (105 bhp) (78 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
53.3 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
167 Nm (123 ft·lb) (17 kgm)
at 3750 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
84.73 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 3 So carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1064.7 kPa (154.4 psi)
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 169 km/h (105 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 86.55 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
63.66 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
85.37 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.71 kg/kW
26.24 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 3.000
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension I.TL.
Rear suspension TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1877 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.78
Final drive ratio 4.22
general
Carfolio.com ID28534
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 Bristol 405 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.