Buick Park Avenue, 2003 MY US

The Buick Park Avenue is a front wheel drive automobile, with the engine positioned in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. The 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3.8 litres. In this application it develops power and torque figures of 205 bhp (208 PS/153 kW) at 5200 rpm and 312 Nm (230 lbft/31.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed automatic 'box. Stated weight at the kerb is 1714 kg.

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Buick Park Avenue, 2003 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5253 mm
How heavy?
1714 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
208 PS / 205 bhp / 153 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
312 Nm / 230 ft.lb / 31.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How economical?
20/29/24 US MPG city/highway/combined

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3791 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1740 kg

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2003 Buick Park Avenue 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 1714 kg 3779 lb
Weight distribution 61.4 % front
fuel tank capacity 70.1 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.8 litre
3791 cc
(231.341 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 86.36 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
(SAE net)
208 PS (205 bhp) (153 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
54.1 bhp/litre
0.89 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
312 Nm (230 ft·lb) (31.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
82.3 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.4:1
Fuel system SPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1034.2 kPa (150 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 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
Power-to-weight ratio 121.27 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
89.19 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
119.6 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.21 kg/kW
18.73 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 20/29/24 US MPG city/highway/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km11.8/8.1/9.8 l/100km city/highway/combined
km/litre8.5/12.3/10.2 km/l city/highway/combined
UK MPG24.0/34.8/28.8 UK MPG city/highway/combined
US MPG20.0/29.0/24.0 US MPG city/highway/combined
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.MS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.
Wheel size front 6.5 x 16
Wheel size rear 6.5 x 16
Tyres front P225/60 R 16
Tyres rear P225/60 R 16
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 278 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.71
Final drive ratio 3.05
general
Carfolio.com ID171622
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Buick Park Avenue added 2008-03-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.