Chevrolet Biscayne Turboglide, 1959 MY 11-1211T

This vehicle has a 2 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 280 bhp (284 PS/209 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 481 N·m (355 lb·ft/49 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine powers the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Biscayne Turboglide, 1959 MY 11-1211T information summary

What body style?
2 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?
284 PS / 280 bhp / 209 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
481 Nm / 355 ft.lb / 49 kgm @ 3200 rpm

Chevrolet Biscayne models

2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3855 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3855 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3855 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1674 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3855 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1706 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 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 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 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 3M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 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
4 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
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

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR A 5903 cm3 307 PS 303 bhp 226 kW 1726 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5911 cm3 307 PS 303 bhp 226 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5358 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW 1760 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5358 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW 1745 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6135 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW 1930 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5210 cm3 268 PS 264 bhp 197 kW 1575 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 6223 cm3 2108 kg
1959 Chevrolet Biscayne Turboglide data
bodywork
Body type5/6 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
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
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)
284 PS (280 bhp) (209 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
49.1 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
481 Nm (355 ft·lb) (49 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
84.43 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 3 Rochester carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1061 kPa (153.9 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 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID404393
Production total
Model code 11-1211T
Model family
RAC rating 54.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Chevrolet Biscayne Turboglide added 2015-03-07.
Last modified 2015-03-08.