• Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS

    Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS -

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Key facts

1978 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3993 mm
How heavy?
1014 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2279 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
137 PS / 135 bhp / 101 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
182 Nm / 134 / 18.6 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.5 s
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph


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1978 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS technical specifications


This automobile has a hatchback body style with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
The Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.3 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 182 N·m (134 lb·ft/18.6 kgm) at 4500 rpm.
A 5 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the wheels.
Claimed kerb weight is 1014 kg.
Maximum stated speed is 185 km/h, or 115 mph.
1978 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS data
1978 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3993 157.2
Width 1580 62.2
Height 1372 54
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 1014 kg 2235 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Vauxhall
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2279 cc
(139.073 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 97.5 × 76.2 mm
3.84 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.28
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 59.2 bhp/litre
0.97 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 182 Nm (134 ft·lb) (18.6 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque 79.86 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1003.5 kPa (145.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 569.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.5 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 185 km/h (115 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 134.99 PS/g
99.28 kW/g
133.14 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.07 kg/kW
16.82 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.W.
Rear suspension LA.CS.RA.PR.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID15081
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 23.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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