1989 Buick Riviera

Buick Riviera is an automobile that has a coupé body style with a front located engine powering the front wheels. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 3.8 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 165 bhp (167 PS/123 kW) at 4800 rpm and 285 N·m (210 lb·ft/29.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. Stated weight at the kerb is 1553 kg. The Buick Riviera is claimed to achieve a top speed of 193 km/h (120 mph).

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1989 Buick Riviera information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5037 mm
How heavy?
1553 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
167 PS / 165 bhp / 123 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
285 Nm / 210 ft.lb / 29.1 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
193 km/h, 120 mph

Buick Riviera models

2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 3791 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1585 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 3791 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1501 kg

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1989 Buick Riviera data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5037 mm 198.3 inches
Width 1821 mm 71.7 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.84
Kerb weight 1553 kg 3424 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code L27
Cylinders V 6
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 167 PS (165 bhp) (123 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output 43.5 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 285 Nm (210 ft·lb) (29.1 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 75.18 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 944.7 kPa (137 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 193 km/h (120 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 107.72 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
79.23 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
106.25 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.62 kg/kW
21.08 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 unknown
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 ID17996
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 Buick Riviera added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.