Chevrolet Citation Coupé, 1981 MY

This car has a 3 door hatchback body style with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 2.8 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 133 bhp (135 PS/99 kW) at 5400 rpm and 197 N·m (145 lb·ft/20.1 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its claimed kerb weight is 1022 kg. It is claimed to achieve a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph).

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Chevrolet Citation Coupé, 1981 MY information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4488 mm
How heavy?
1022 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2838 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
135 PS / 133 bhp / 99 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
197 Nm / 145 ft.lb / 20.1 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

Chevrolet Citation models

3 door hatchback FF 4M 2838 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 1022 kg
3 door hatchback FF 4M 2471 cm3 84 PS 83 bhp 62 kW 1097 kg
3 door hatchback FF 3A 2471 cm3 84 PS 83 bhp 62 kW
3 door hatchback FF 3A 2838 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW
3 door hatchback FF 3A 2838 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW
5 door hatchback FF 4M 2838 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 1130 kg
5 door hatchback FF 4M 2838 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 1130 kg
5 door hatchback FF 4M 2471 cm3 84 PS 83 bhp 62 kW 1105 kg
5 door hatchback FF 3A 2471 cm3 84 PS 83 bhp 62 kW
5 door hatchback FF 3A 2838 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW
5 door hatchback FF 3A 2838 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW

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1981 Chevrolet Citation Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2664 mm 104.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1491 mm 58.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1448 mm 57 inches
Length 4488 mm 176.7 inches
Width 1735 mm 68.3 inches
Height 1349 mm 53.1 inches
Ground clearance 193 mm 7.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1022 kg 2253 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 53 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 60° vee
Capacity 2.8 litre
2838 cc
(173.185 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 76.2 mm
3.5 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
135 PS (133 bhp) (99 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
46.9 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
197 Nm (145 ft·lb) (20.1 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
69.42 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.9:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 872.3 kPa (126.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 473 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
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 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 131.95 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
97.04 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
130.14 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.3 kg/kW
17.21 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.500
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5.5 x 13
Wheel size rear 5.5 x 13
Tyres front P185/80 R 13
Tyres rear P185/80 R 13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 247 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 3.65
general
Carfolio.com ID157762
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Chevrolet Citation Coupé added 2007-05-11.
Last modified 2013-02-28.