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1958-1961 BRISTOL 406 specifications

1958-1961 BRISTOL 406 specifications Classic and Performance Car

The 406 ended up being the last Bristol to be powered by the BMW-derived straight-six; but the first of a long line of cars that would use essentially the same body, with a series of running updates. In terms of power, the 406 had no more than the 405, despite its engine being enlarged to 2.2-litres, and performance with this large body was predictably leisurely. The brakes were improved, though, featuring discs front and rear, and the rear suspension got a Watt’s linkage . More would come with the arrival of the V8-powered cars.

Production

  • Production:
    292
  • Price at launch:
    £4,494
  • Price (excellent)
    £17,000
  • Price (good):
    £13,500
  • Price (average):
    £7,500
  • Price (project):
    £3,250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.6secs
  • Top speed:
    106.0mph
  • Power:
    105.0bhp
  • Torque:
    129.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, transverse leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, torsion bar
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4978mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2869mm
  • Width:
    1727mm
  • Height:
    1524mm
  • Weight:
    1365kgs
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