Key facts

1989 Buick Century information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4801 mm
How heavy?
1266 kg
What size engine?
3.3 litre, 3344 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
251 Nm / 185 ft.lb / 25.6 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
193 km/h, 120 mph

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1989 Buick Century technical specifications

Introduction

The Buick Century is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied road car with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 3.3 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) at 5200 rpm and 251 N·m (185 lb·ft/25.6 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic transmission.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1266 kg.
Its maximum speed claimed is 193 km/h (120 mph).
1989 Buick Century data
1989 Buick Century data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2664 104.9
Track/tread (front) 1491 58.7
Track/tread (rear) 1440 56.7
Length 4801 189
Width 1763 69.4
Height 1364 53.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 1266 kg 2791 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LG7
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.3 litre
3344 cc
(204.063 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 80.3 mm
3.7 × 3.16 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
47.8 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
251 Nm (185 ft·lb) (25.6 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
75.06 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Rochester fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 943.2 kPa (136.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 557.33 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 128.14 PS/g
94.24 kW/g
126.38 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.61 kg/kW
17.72 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 I.TA.
Rear suspension TBA.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.70
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID18007
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 Buick Century added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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