Buick Century Turbo Coupé (1979) Specifications

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1979 Buick Century Turbo Coupé
Performance
Max Power 177.4 PS (175 bhp) (130.5 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Specific Output 46.2 bhp/litre0.76 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure 1233.1 kPa (178.8 psi)
Max Torque 372.0 Nm (274 ft·lb) (37.9 kg m) @ 2600 rpm
Specific Torque 98.13 Nm/litre
Redline
Power to weight 120.19 bhp/ton
Max Speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
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
Chassis
Doors 2
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine code
Aspiration Turbo
Cylinders V6 in 90.0 degrees, vee
Engine Capacity 3.8 litre3791 cc (231.341 cu in) OHV 2 valves per cylinder 12 valves in total
Bore and stroke 96.50 mm x86.40 mm 3.8 in x3.4 in
Compression Ratio 8.00:1
Engine Construction Cast Iron Block and Head
Engine Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Manufacturer GM
Main crankshaft bearings 5
Compressor type
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Unitary capacity 631.83 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 1 RDP 1705243 carburettor
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 3.08
Steering Recirculating ball
Brakes Ventilated Disc /Drum-S
Brake size 267 mm front and rear
Braked area
Suspension Independent Wishbone Coil Springs Anti-roll bar rear Live axle Radius arms Trailing arm Coil Springs
Wheels rear
Tyres P18575 x 14rear P18575 x 14
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock) 6.140
Max Turning Circle
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 4978 mm 196 in
Overall Width 1778 mm 70 in
Overall Height 1374 mm 54.1 in
Wheelbase 2746 mm 108.1 in
Weight distribution (front)
Track Front 1486 mm 58.5
Ground Clearance 155 mm 6.1 in
Kerb Weight 1456 kg 3210 lb
Equipment
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 68.2 litres15 UK Gal18 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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