1953 Bristol 404

The Bristol 404 is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers its power to the rear wheels. The Bristol 404's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 105 bhp (106 PS/78 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 167 N·m (123 lb·ft/17 kgm) at 3750 rpm. The power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. Stated kerb weight is 1040 kg. Its maximum speed quoted is 177 km/h, which is 110 mph.

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Key facts

1953 Bristol 404 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4350 mm
How heavy?
1040 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1971 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
106 PS / 105 bhp / 78 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
167 Nm / 123 ft.lb / 17 kgm @ 3750 rpm
How fast?
177 km/h, 110 mph

Bristol 404 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1971 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1039 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) 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 4350 mm 171.3 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1416 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1040 kg 2293 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 100B
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 106 PS (105 bhp) (78 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 53.3 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 167 Nm (123 ft·lb) (17 kgm)
at 3750 rpm
Specific torque 84.73 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 3 So 32BI carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1064.7 kPa (154.4 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 177 km/h (110 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 102.36 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
75.29 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
100.96 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.28 kg/kW
22.19 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.TL.
Rear suspension TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.00 x 16
Tyres rear 6.00 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID53251
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Bristol 404 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.