1980 Bristol Britannia

This vehicle has a 2 door saloon type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The Bristol Britannia's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.9 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. The engine drives the wheels through a 3 speed automatic set of gears. Stated weight at the kerb is 1746 kg. The Bristol Britannia is said to be able to attain a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).


Key facts

1980 Bristol Britannia information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5004 mm
How heavy?
1746 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5898 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
How much torque?
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.2 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph
1980 Bristol Britannia data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2900 mm 114.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1380 mm 54.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Length 5004 mm 197 inches
Width 1770 mm 69.7 inches
Height 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Ground clearance 130 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1746 kg 3849 lb
Weight distribution 53 % front
fuel tank capacity 82 litres 18 UK Gal 21.7 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.9 litre
5898 cc
(359.918 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 90.93 mm
4 × 3.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
Specific output
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 737.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle 12.00 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.88
Carfolio.com ID53086
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Bristol Britannia added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.