Key facts

Pontiac Parisienne, 1960 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5366 mm
What size engine?
4.3 litre, 4278 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?


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1960 Pontiac Parisienne technical specifications


The Parisienne is a rear wheel drive sedan/saloon passenger car with a front mounted engine, from Pontiac.
The Pontiac Parisienne's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.3 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) of power at 4000 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic transmission.
1960 Pontiac Parisienne data
Pontiac Parisienne, 1960 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2985 117.5
Track/tread (front) 1492 58.7
Track/tread (rear) 1492 58.7
Length 5366 211.3
Width 2032 80
Height 1422 56
Ground clearance 178 7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Pontiac
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.3 litre
4278 cc
(261.06 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 100.08 mm
3.75 × 3.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
35.1 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque

Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 713 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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
Steering PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 12.30 m
Front suspension I.CS.W.
Rear suspension RA.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.36
general ID65263
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1960 Pontiac Parisienne added 1997-09-10.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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