1954 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster 72R

Buick Series 70 Roadmaster is an automobile that has a 4 door sedan/saloon type body with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5.3 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 200 bhp (203 PS/149 kW) at 4100 rpm and 410 N·m (302 lb·ft/41.8 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels compliments of a 3 speed automatic set of gears. Claimed kerb weight is 1983 kg. The Buick Series 70 Roadmaster is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 161 km/h which is 100 mph.

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1954 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster 72R information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5507 mm
How heavy?
1983 kg
What size engine?
5.3 litre, 5276 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
203 PS / 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 4100 rpm
How much torque?
410 Nm / 302 ft.lb / 41.8 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph

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1954 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3226 mm 127 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5507 mm 216.8 inches
Width 2029 mm 79.9 inches
Height 1588 mm 62.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1983 kg 4372 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.3 litre
5276 cc
(321.961 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 81.35 mm
4 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 4100 rpm
Specific output 37.9 bhp/litre
0.62 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 410 Nm (302 ft·lb) (41.8 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque 77.71 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 St carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 976.5 kPa (141.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 659.5 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 102.26 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
75.21 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
100.86 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.3 kg/kW
22.21 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.CS.
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front 8.00-15
Tyres rear 8.00-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.40
general
Carfolio.com ID44902
Production total
Model code 72R
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.