Chevrolet Bel Air PowerGlide (1956) Specifications

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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air PowerGlide
Max Power 172.4 PS (170 bhp) (126.8 kW) @ 4400 rpm
Specific Output 39.1 bhp/litre0.64 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure 1006.7 kPa (146 psi)
Max Torque 348.0 Nm (257 ft·lb) (35.5 kg m) @ 2400 rpm
Specific Torque 80.11 Nm/litre
Power to weight 109.11 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 in 90.0 degrees, vee
Engine Capacity 4.3 litre4344 cc (265.087 cu in) OHV 2 valves per cylinder 16 valves in total
Bore and stroke 95.25 mm x76.20 mm 3.75 in x3 in
Compression Ratio 8.00:1
Engine Construction
Engine Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Manufacturer GM
Main crankshaft bearings 5
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Unitary capacity 543 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 1 Rochester 7008388 carburettor
Gearbox 2 speed automatic
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 3.55
Steering Recirculating ball
Brakes Drum /Drum
Brake size rear
Braked area
Suspension Independent Coil Springs rear Live axle Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels 5K x 15rear 5K x 15
Tyres 6.70-15-4rear 6.70-15-14
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock) 5.400
Max Turning Circle
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 5017 mm 197.5 in
Overall Width 1854 mm 73 in
Overall Height 1499 mm 59 in
Wheelbase 2921 mm 115 in
Weight distribution (front)
Track Front 1473 mm 58
Ground Clearance 203 mm 8 in
Kerb Weight 1558 kg 3435 lb
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 60.6 litres13.3 UK Gal16 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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