Buick Business Coupé, 1931 MY Series 50 56

This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels. The Business Coupé is part of Buick's Series 50 model series. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 3.6 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 77 bhp (78 PS/57 kW) of power at 3200 rpm, and maximum torque of 212 N·m (156 lb·ft/21.6 kgm) at 1600 rpm. A 3 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.

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Buick Business Coupé, 1931 MY Series 50 56 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
What size engine?
3.6 litre, 3616 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
78 PS / 77 bhp / 57 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?
212 Nm / 156 ft.lb / 21.6 kgm @ 1600 rpm

Buick Series 50 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3616 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 3616 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW
Buick Sedan -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3616 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3616 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3616 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 3616 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW

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1931 Buick Business Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front) 1435 mm 56.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1448 mm 57 inches
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 3.6 litre
3616 cc
(220.662 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 73.02 × 107.95 mm
2.87 × 4.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.68
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 78 PS (77 bhp) (57 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output 21.3 bhp/litre
0.35 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 212 Nm (156 ft·lb) (21.6 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque 58.63 Nm/litre
0.71 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 4.75:1
Fuel system 1 Marvel T-3-10-894 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 736.7 kPa (106.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 452 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 4 x 18
Wheel size rear 4 x 18
Tyres front 18 x 5.25
Tyres rear 18 x 5.25
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID340252
Production total
Model code 56
Model family Series 50
RAC rating 26.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1931 Buick Business Coupé added 2013-06-22.
Last modified 2015-07-19.