Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan, 2001 MY US

The Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with the engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. Powering the Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan is an overhead valve, 4.3 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 200 bhp (203 PS/149 kW) at 5000 rpm and 325 N·m (240 lb·ft/33.1 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic transmission. The quoted weight at the kerb is 1842 kg.

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Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan, 2001 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5438 mm
How heavy?
1842 kg
What size engine?
4.3 litre, 4321 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
203 PS / 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
325 Nm / 240 ft.lb / 33.1 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How economical?
18/36/26 US MPG city/highway/combined

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5001 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1850 kg

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2001 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2944 mm 115.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1570 mm 61.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1582 mm 62.3 inches
Length 5438 mm 214.1 inches
Width 1969 mm 77.5 inches
Height 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance 178 mm 7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight 1842 kg 4061 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 87.1 litres 19.2 UK Gal 23 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code L99
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.3 litre
4321 cc
(263.684 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95 × 76.2 mm
3.74 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
46.3 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
325 Nm (240 ft·lb) (33.1 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
75.21 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.4:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 945.2 kPa (137.1 psi)
Maximum RPM 5000 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 540.13 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 110.09 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
80.97 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
108.58 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.35 kg/kW
20.63 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 18/36/26 US MPG city/highway/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km13.1/6.5/9.0 l/100km city/highway/combined
km/litre7.7/15.3/11.1 km/l city/highway/combined
UK MPG21.6/43.2/31.2 UK MPG city/highway/combined
US MPG18.0/36.0/26.0 US MPG city/highway/combined
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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.170
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.4Li.CS.
Wheel size front 7 x 15
Wheel size rear 7 x 15
Tyres front P215/75 R 15
Tyres rear P215/75 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2326 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID171699
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 44.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan added 2008-03-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.