1996 Buick Park Avenue Ultra US

The Buick Park Avenue Ultra is a front wheel drive car, with its engine placed in the front, and a 4 door sedan/saloon bodyshell. The 6 cylinder, overhead valve supercharged engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3.8 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) at 5200 rpm and 380 Nm (280 lbft/38.8 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. The power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic gearbox. The Buick Park Avenue Ultra weighs a claimed 1740 kg at the kerb.

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1996 Buick Park Avenue Ultra US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5253 mm
How heavy?
1740 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
380 Nm / 280 ft.lb / 38.8 kgm @ 3200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.7 s

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1996 Buick Park Avenue Ultra data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2891 mm 113.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1593 mm 62.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1582 mm 62.3 inches
Length 5253 mm 206.8 inches
Width 1897 mm 74.7 inches
Height 1458 mm 57.4 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1740 kg 3836 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70.1 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type supercharged 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)
243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
63.3 bhp/litre
1.04 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
380 Nm (280 ft·lb) (38.8 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
100.24 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system SPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1259.6 kPa (182.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.6 s
@ 89.8 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 139.85 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
102.86 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
137.93 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.72 kg/kW
16.24 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.MS.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6.5 x 16
Wheel size rear 6.5 x 16
Tyres front 225/60 R 16
Tyres rear 225/60 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 277 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID124916
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Buick Park Avenue Ultra added 2004-12-19.
Last modified 2013-02-28.