1936 Buick Series 40

Buick Series 40 is an automobile that has a 2 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 3.8 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 93 bhp (94 PS/69 kW) of power. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1700 kg. Maximum stated speed is 129 km/h, which equates to 80 mph.

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1936 Buick Series 40 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How heavy?
1700 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3824 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
94 PS / 93 bhp / 69 kW
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
129 km/h, 80 mph

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1936 Buick Series 40 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2997 mm 118 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 1700 kg 3748 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 3.8 litre
3824 cc
(233.355 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78.6 × 98.5 mm
3.09 × 3.88 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.8
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 94 PS (93 bhp) (69 kW)
Specific output 24.3 bhp/litre
0.4 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 478 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 12 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 129 km/h (80 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 55.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
40.79 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
54.71 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 24.51 kg/kW
40.95 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID44748
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 30.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1936 Buick Series 40 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.