Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide, 1959 MY 11-1639P

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.6 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 185 bhp (188 PS/138 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The power is delivered to the wheels via a 2 speed automatic transmission.

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Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide, 1959 MY 11-1639P information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon 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 Bel models

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

Similar models

sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4100 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide 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 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 ID405317
Production total
Model code 11-1639P
Model family
RAC rating 48.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan Powerglide added 2015-03-07.
Last modified 2015-03-08.