Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide, 1957 MY 2400 2413; 1039D

The Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide is a rear wheel drive sedan/saloon passenger car with a front positioned engine, sold by Chevrolet. It forms part of Chevrolet's 2400 model series. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.6 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 250 bhp (253 PS/186 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 414 N·m (305 lb·ft/42.2 kgm) at 3800 rpm. The power is transmitted to the wheels through a 2 speed automatic gearbox.

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Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide, 1957 MY 2400 2413; 1039D information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5080 mm
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4626 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
253 PS / 250 bhp / 186 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
414 Nm / 305 ft.lb / 42.2 kgm @ 3800 rpm

Chevrolet 2400 models

Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1615 kg
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1656 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1657 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1615 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon -
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon -
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1632 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW

Similar models

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sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4920 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5358 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW 1760 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5114 cm3 262 PS 258 bhp 192 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5358 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW 1745 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1676 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2921 mm 115 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1494 mm 58.8 inches
Length 5080 mm 200 inches
Width 1876 mm 73.9 inches
Height 1521 mm 59.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60.6 litres 13.3 UK Gal 16 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.6 litre
4626 cc
(282.296 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.3 × 76.2 mm
3.87 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.29
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
253 PS (250 bhp) (186 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
54 bhp/litre
0.89 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
414 Nm (305 ft·lb) (42.2 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
89.49 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Rochester 7014520 fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1124.6 kPa (163.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 578.25 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5J x 14
Wheel size rear 5J x 14
Tyres front 7.50-14
Tyres rear 7.50-14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.36
general
Carfolio.com ID306680
Production total
Model code 2413; 1039D
Model family 2400
RAC rating 47.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide added 2013-02-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.