Buick Series 53 (1957) Specifications

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1957 Buick Series 53
Max Power 258.5 PS (255 bhp) (190.2 kW) @ 4400 rpm
Specific Output 48.3 bhp/litre0.79 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure 1102.8 kPa (159.9 psi)
Max Torque 463.0 Nm (341 ft·lb) (47.2 kg m) @ 3200 rpm
Specific Torque 87.76 Nm/litre
Power to weight 132.12 bhp/ton
Max Speed
0-50 mph (80 km/h)
0-60 mph
0-100 km/h
0-100 mph
80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top gear
Standing km
Doors 4
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine code
Aspiration Normal
Cylinders V8
Engine Capacity 5.3 litre5276 cc (321.961 cu in) OHV 2 valves per cylinder 16 valves in total
Bore and stroke 101.60 mm x81.35 mm 4 in x3.2 in
Compression Ratio 9.50:1
Engine Construction
Engine Lubrication
Engine Manufacturer GM
Main crankshaft bearings
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Unitary capacity 659.5 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 1 Ca carb
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 3.58
Brakes Drum /Drum
Brake size rear
Braked area
Suspension Independent Coil Springs rear Live axle Coil Springs
Wheels rear
Tyres rear
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock)
Max Turning Circle 13.10 m
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 5423 mm 213.5 in
Overall Width 2032 mm 80 in
Overall Height 1530 mm 60.2 in
Wheelbase 3226 mm 127 in
Weight distribution (front)
Track Front 1499 mm 59
Ground Clearance 165 mm 6.5 in
Kerb Weight 1930 kg 4255 lb
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 72.7 litres16 UK Gal19.2 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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