1983 Buick Regal Grand National, 1984 MY

The Buick Regal Grand National is a rear wheel drive car, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 2 door coupé body. Its 3.8 litre engine is a turbocharged, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that produces 200 bhp (203 PS/149 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 406 N·m (299 lb·ft/41.4 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic transmission. With a claimed weight at the kerb of 1519 kg, the Buick Regal Grand National manages to cover the 0-60 mph yardstick in 7.5 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 15.9 seconds. Its maximum speed claimed is 190 km/h or 118 mph, official fuel consumption is 17/29 EPA US MPG city/highway.

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1983 Buick Regal Grand National, 1984 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5095 mm
How heavy?
1519 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
203 PS / 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
406 Nm / 299 ft.lb / 41.4 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.5 s
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph
How economical?
17/29 EPA US MPG city/highway

Buick Regal models

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 280 PS 276 bhp 206 kW 1576 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1544 kg

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1983 Buick Regal Grand National data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2746 mm 108.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1466 mm 57.7 inches
Length 5095 mm 200.6 inches
Width 1819 mm 71.6 inches
Height 1387 mm 54.6 inches
Ground clearance 145 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1519 kg 3349 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.6 litres 15.1 UK Gal 18.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.41
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.8 litre
3791 cc
(231.341 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.5 × 86.4 mm
3.8 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
52.8 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
406 Nm (299 ft·lb) (41.4 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
107.1 Nm/litre
1.29 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1345.8 kPa (195.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler N
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.9 s
@ 87.7 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 133.5 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
98.18 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
131.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.19 kg/kW
17.01 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 17/29 EPA US MPG city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km13.8/8.1 l/100km city/highway
km/litre7.2/12.3 km/l city/highway
UK MPG20.4/34.8 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG17.0/29.0 US MPG city/highway
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 12.60 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.CS.TorqueA.
Wheel size front 6.0 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.0 x 15
Tyres front P215/65 R 15
Tyres rear P215/65 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 267 mm
Rear brake diameter 267 mm
Braked area 2017 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID100628
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 Buick Regal Grand National added 2002-10-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.