1987 Buick Riviera T-Type Coupé

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the front wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.8 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 271 N·m (200 lb·ft/27.6 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic transmission. It weighs a claimed 1501 kg at the kerb.

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1987 Buick Riviera T-Type Coupé information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4755 mm
How heavy?
1501 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
271 Nm / 200 ft.lb / 27.6 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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1987 Buick Riviera T-Type Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4755 mm 187.2 inches
Width 1849 mm 72.8 inches
Height 1379 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1501 kg 3309 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
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 96.5 × 86.4 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 152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 39.6 bhp/litre
0.65 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 271 Nm (200 ft·lb) (27.6 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 71.49 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 898.3 kPa (130.3 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 101.32 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
74.52 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
99.93 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.42 kg/kW
22.41 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID17919
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 Buick Riviera T-Type Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.