Chevrolet Bel Air, 1959 MY 11-1619

The Chevrolet Bel Air is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The 5.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that develops 335 bhp (340 PS/250 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 491 N·m (362 lb·ft/50.1 kgm) at 3600 rpm. This power is supplied to the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox.

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Chevrolet Bel Air, 1959 MY 11-1619 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 5/6 seats
How long?
5357 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5697 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
340 PS / 335 bhp / 250 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
491 Nm / 362 ft.lb / 50.1 kgm @ 3600 rpm

Chevrolet Bel models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW

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2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 6223 cm3 1918 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5905 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW 1920 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5905 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1956 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6286 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW 1920 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6750 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2059 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6769 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
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1959 Chevrolet Bel Air data
bodywork
Body type5/6 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3023 mm 119 inches
Track/tread (front) 1532 mm 60.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 5357 mm 210.9 inches
Width 2029 mm 79.9 inches
Height 1476 mm 58.1 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code Super Turbo-Thrust Special
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5697 cc
(347.652 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.8 × 82.55 mm
4.13 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.27
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
340 PS (335 bhp) (250 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
58.8 bhp/litre
0.96 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
491 Nm (362 ft·lb) (50.1 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
86.19 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.25:1
Fuel system 3 Rochester carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1083 kPa (157.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 712.13 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 x 14
Tyres rear 7.50 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.36
general
Carfolio.com ID404096
Production total
Model code 11-1619
Model family
RAC rating 54.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air added 2015-03-07.
Last modified 2015-03-08.