Buick Series 53, 1957 MY

Buick Series 53 is an automobile that has a 4 door sedan/saloon type body with a front positioned engine delivering power to the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.3 litres. For this model it musters power and torque figures of 255 bhp (259 PS/190 kW) at 4400 rpm and 463 Nm (341 lbft/47.2 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic set of gears. The stated kerb weight is 1930 kg.

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Buick Series 53, 1957 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5423 mm
How heavy?
1930 kg
What size engine?
5.3 litre, 5276 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
259 PS / 255 bhp / 190 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
463 Nm / 341 ft.lb / 47.2 kgm @ 3200 rpm

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1957 Buick Series 53 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3226 mm 127 inches
Track/tread (front) 1499 mm 59 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1581 mm 62.2 inches
Length 5423 mm 213.5 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height 1530 mm 60.2 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1930 kg 4255 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 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
(Gross)
259 PS (255 bhp) (190 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
48.3 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
463 Nm (341 ft·lb) (47.2 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
87.76 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1102.8 kPa (159.9 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)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 133.96 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
98.53 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
132.12 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.15 kg/kW
16.95 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 13.10 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.58
general
Carfolio.com ID54153
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Buick Series 53 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.