Key facts

Pontiac Star Chief, 1957 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5385 mm
How heavy?
1622 kg
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5190 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
230 PS / 227 bhp / 169 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
423 Nm / 312 ft.lb / 43.1 kgm @ 3000 rpm

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1957 Pontiac Star Chief technical specifications

Introduction

The Star Chief is a motor vehicle from Pontiac, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a saloon (sedan) body style.
Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 5.2 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 227 bhp (230 PS/169 kW) at 4800 rpm and 423 Nm (312 lbft/43.1 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic 'box.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1622 kg.
1957 Pontiac Star Chief data
Pontiac Star Chief, 1957 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3150 124
Track/tread (front) 1486 58.5
Track/tread (rear) 1499 59
Length 5385 212
Width 1905 75
Height 1575 62
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1622 kg 3576 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.2 litre
5190 cc
(316.713 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 100 × 82.6 mm
3.94 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 230 PS (227 bhp) (169 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output 43.7 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 423 Nm (312 ft·lb) (43.1 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 81.5 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.9:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1024.2 kPa (148.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 648.75 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 141.9 PS/g
104.36 kW/g
139.95 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.58 kg/kW
16.01 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID65428
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 49.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Pontiac Star Chief added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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