Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé Powerglide, 1959 MY 17-1837P

The Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé Powerglide is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the rear wheels. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 4.6 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 185 bhp (188 PS/138 kW) at 4600 rpm and 373 Nm (275 lbft/38 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. Power is delivered to the wheels via a 2 speed automatic gearbox.

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Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé Powerglide, 1959 MY 17-1837P information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 5/6 seats
How long?
5357 mm
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4636 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
188 PS / 185 bhp / 138 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 ft.lb / 38 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet Impala models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5354 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4073 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1755 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6490 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1969 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6999 cm3 390 PS 385 bhp 287 kW 1740 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6999 cm3 390 PS 385 bhp 287 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3770 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1746 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5360 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1837 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4640 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1741 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1742 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3855 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1706 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3855 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4248 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé Powerglide data
bodywork
Body type5/6 seater fixed-head coupé
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 Turbo-Fire
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.6 litre
4636 cc
(282.906 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.4 × 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)
188 PS (185 bhp) (138 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
39.9 bhp/litre
0.65 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
80.46 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1011.1 kPa (146.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 579.5 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 2 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.36
general
Carfolio.com ID404998
Production total
Model code 17-1837P
Model family
RAC rating 48.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé Powerglide added 2015-03-07.
Last modified 2015-03-08.