Buick Roadmaster Riviera Sedan, 1953 MY Series 70 72R 53-4719

The Roadmaster Riviera Sedan is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front located engine, manufactured by Buick. It is part of Buick's Series 70 model series. Its 5.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that has an output of 188 bhp (191 PS/140 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 407 N·m (300 lb·ft/41.5 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels via a 2 speed automatic gearbox.

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Buick Roadmaster Riviera Sedan, 1953 MY Series 70 72R 53-4719 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5375 mm
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5230 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
191 PS / 188 bhp / 140 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
407 Nm / 300 ft.lb / 41.5 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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1953 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Sedan data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3188 mm 125.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 5375 mm 211.6 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height
Ground clearance 178 mm 7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.2 litre
5230 cc
(319.154 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 81.3 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 191 PS (188 bhp) (140 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 35.9 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque 77.82 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 2 Carter carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 977.9 kPa (141.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 653.75 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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 12.00 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front 6½ x 15
Wheel size rear 6½ x 15
Tyres front 8.00 x 15
Tyres rear 8.00 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.60
general
Carfolio.com ID54087
Production total
Model code 72R 53-4719
Model family Series 70
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Sedan added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-07-28.