Buick Series 51

The Series 51 is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) road car with a front positioned engine, manufactured by Buick. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 4.1 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 115 bhp (117 PS/86 kW) of power at 3600 rpm. The power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1873 kg.

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Key facts

Buick Series 51 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5398 mm
How heavy?
1873 kg
What size engine?
4.1 litre, 4065 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
117 PS / 115 bhp / 86 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

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Buick Series 51 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3150 mm 124 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5398 mm 212.5 inches
Width 1997 mm 78.6 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1873 kg 4129 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 4.1 litre
4065 cc
(248.062 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78.5 × 104.8 mm
3.09 × 4.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.75
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 117 PS (115 bhp) (86 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output 28.3 bhp/litre
0.46 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6.6:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 508.13 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 62.25 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
45.79 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
61.4 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 21.84 kg/kW
36.48 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
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.50
general
Carfolio.com ID54241
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 30.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Buick Series 51 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.