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1962 Buick Riviera, 1963 MY Series 4700 4747 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5283 mm
What size engine?
7 litre, 6969 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
345 PS / 340 bhp / 254 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
630 Nm / 465 ft.lb / 64.2 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.70 s

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1962 Buick Riviera technical specifications

Introduction

The Riviera is a passenger car from Buick, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a Bill Mitchell / Ned Nickles-desgined 2 door coupé body style.
It forms part of Buick's Series 4700 range of cars.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 340 bhp (345 PS/254 kW) at 4400 rpm and 630 N·m (465 lb·ft/64.2 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively.
A continuously variable transmission transmits the power to the wheels.
1962 Buick Riviera data
1962 Buick Riviera, 1963 MY Series 4700 4747 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerBill Mitchell / Ned Nickles
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2972 117
Track/tread (front) 1524 60
Track/tread (rear) 1499 59
Length 5283 208
Width 1938 76.3
Height 1346 53
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code Wildcat 465
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7 litre
6969 cc
(425.274 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 109.5 × 92.5 mm
4.31 × 3.64 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
345 PS (340 bhp) (254 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
48.8 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
630 Nm (465 ft·lb) (64.2 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
90.4 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1136 kPa (164.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 871.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.70 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 recirculating ball PAS
turns lock-to-lock 5.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front 5.5K x 15
Wheel size rear 5.5K x 15
Tyres front 7.10 x 15
Tyres rear 7.10 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Gearbox continuously variable transmission
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID157157
Production total 2601
Model code 4747
Model family Series 4700
RAC rating 59.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 Buick Riviera added 2007-05-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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