Key facts

Hudson Rambler Custom, 1957 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4851 mm
How heavy?
1334 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3205 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
127 PS / 125 bhp / 93 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
230 Nm / 170 / 23.5 kgm @ 1600 rpm


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1957 Hudson Rambler Custom technical specifications


The Rambler Custom is a motor vehicle from Hudson, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a saloon (sedan) body style.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.2 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 125 bhp (127 PS/93 kW) of power at 4200 rpm, and maximum torque of 230 N·m (170 lb·ft/23.5 kgm) at 1600 rpm.
A 3 speed automatic gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1334 kg.
1957 Hudson Rambler Custom data
Hudson Rambler Custom, 1957 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2743 108
Track/tread (front) 1467 57.8
Track/tread (rear) 1473 58
Length 4851 191
Width 1803 71
Height 1473 58
Ground clearance 210 8.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1334 kg 2941 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Hudson
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3205 cc
(195.581 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 107.9 mm
3.13 × 4.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.74
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
127 PS (125 bhp) (93 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
39 bhp/litre
0.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
230 Nm (170 ft·lb) (23.5 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
71.76 Nm/litre
0.87 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 901.8 kPa (130.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 534.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 95.01 PS/g
69.87 kW/g
93.7 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.31 kg/kW
23.91 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general ID58872
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 23.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Hudson Rambler Custom added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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