1953 Bristol 404

The 404 is a road car from Bristol, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door coupé body style. The 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that has an output of 125 bhp (127 PS/93 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 173 N·m (128 lb·ft/17.6 kgm) at 4200 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1039 kg.

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1953 Bristol 404 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
3994 mm
How heavy?
1039 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1971 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
127 PS / 125 bhp / 93 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
173 Nm / 128 ft.lb / 17.6 kgm @ 4200 rpm

Bristol 404 models

Bristol 404 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1971 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1040 kg

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1953 Bristol 404 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2445 mm 96.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1372 mm 54 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 3994 mm 157.2 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1416 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 1039 kg 2291 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.7 litres 16 UK Gal 19.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Bristol
Engine code 100C
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2 litre
1971 cc
(120.278 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 66 × 96 mm
2.6 × 3.78 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 127 PS (125 bhp) (93 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 63.4 bhp/litre
1.04 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 173 Nm (128 ft·lb) (17.6 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque 87.77 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1103 kPa (160 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 328.5 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 121.98 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
89.71 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
120.31 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.15 kg/kW
18.62 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 10.00 m
Front suspension I.TA.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID53240
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Bristol 404 added 1998-01-10.
Last modified 2013-02-28.