Chevrolet Bel Air Eight, 1958 MY

The Bel Air Eight is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) car with a front mounted engine, produced by Chevrolet. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.6 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) of power at 4200 rpm. Power is supplied to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1643 kg.

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Chevrolet Bel Air Eight, 1958 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5309 mm
How heavy?
1643 kg
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4640 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

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1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Eight data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2985 mm 117.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1495 mm 58.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1495 mm 58.9 inches
Length 5309 mm 209 inches
Width 1975 mm 77.8 inches
Height 1448 mm 57 inches
Ground clearance 175 mm 6.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1643 kg 3622 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 79.6 litres 17.5 UK Gal 21 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4.6 litre
4640 cc
(283.15 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
(Net)
233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
49.6 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)

Specific torque
(Net)
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 580 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 141.93 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
104.39 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
139.99 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.58 kg/kW
16 lb/bhp
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 5.300
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID44539
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Eight added before December 1995.
Last modified 2015-03-08.