2004 Buick Velite Concept US

The Buick Velite is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies its power through the rear wheels. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 3.6 litre turbocharged 6 cylinder motor that provides power and torque figures of 400 bhp (406 PS/298 kW) at 6200 rpm and 542 N·m (400 lb·ft/55.3 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 6 speed automatic transmission. It weighs a stated 1565 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

2004 Buick Velite Concept US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4716 mm
How heavy?
1565 kg
What size engine?
3.6 litre, 3600 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
406 PS / 400 bhp / 298 kW @ 6200 rpm
How much torque?
542 Nm / 400 ft.lb / 55.3 kgm @ 3200 rpm

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2004 Buick Velite data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2915 mm 114.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1651 mm 65 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1676 mm 66 inches
Length 4716 mm 185.7 inches
Width 1922 mm 75.7 inches
Height 1318 mm 51.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 1565 kg 3450 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 60° vee
Capacity 3.6 litre
3600 cc
(219.685 cu in)
Bore × Stroke
Bore/stroke ratio
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
maximum power output 406 PS (400 bhp) (298 kW)
at 6200 rpm
Specific output 111.1 bhp/litre
1.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 542 Nm (400 ft·lb) (55.3 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque 150.56 Nm/litre
1.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1891.9 kPa (274.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 600 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 2 turbochargers
Intercooler Air/Air
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 259.14 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
190.59 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
255.59 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.25 kg/kW
8.76 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
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
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P265/40 R 20
Tyres rear P265/40 R 21
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID120758
Production total
Model code
Model family Concept
RAC rating
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2004 Buick Velite added 2004-06-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.