Buick Four Roadster, 1916 MY Series D D-4-34

Buick Four Roadster is a car that has a 2 door roadster body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. It is part of Buick's Series D family of cars. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 2.8 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 35 bhp (35.5 PS/26.1 kW) of power. The power is supplied to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox. Its stated kerb weight is 878 kg.


Key facts

Buick Four Roadster, 1916 MY Series D D-4-34 information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How heavy?
878 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2785 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
35.5 PS / 35 bhp / 26.1 kW
How much torque?

Buick Series D models

4 door tourer FR 3M 2785 cm3 35.5 PS 35 bhp 26.1 kW 931 kg

Similar models

4 door roadster FR 3M 3620 cm3 37.5 PS 37 bhp 27.6 kW 1118 kg
2 door roadster FR 3M 3153 cm3 35.5 PS 35 bhp 26.1 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 3477 cm3 35.5 PS 35 bhp 26.1 kW
2 door roadster FF 1955 cm3 38.5 PS 38 bhp 28.3 kW 748 kg
1916 Buick Four Roadster data
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 878 kg 1936 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.8 litre
2785 cc
(169.951 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85.72 × 120.65 mm
3.37 × 4.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.71
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 35.5 PS (35 bhp) (26.1 kW)
Specific output 12.6 bhp/litre
0.21 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 696.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 40.42 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
29.73 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
39.86 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 33.64 kg/kW
56.19 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 31 x 4
Tyres rear 31 x 4
Brakes F/R -/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.00
Carfolio.com ID340219
Production total
Model code D-4-34
Model family Series D
RAC rating 18.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1916 Buick Four Roadster added 2013-06-22.
Last modified 2013-06-22.