Key facts

1987 VAZ Lada Samara 1500 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4005 mm
How heavy?
945 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1499 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
76 PS / 75 bhp / 56 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
106 Nm / 78 / 10.8 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 14 s
How fast?
156 km/h, 97 mph


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1987 VAZ Lada Samara 1500 technical specifications


The Lada Samara 1500 is a front wheel drive hatchback motor vehicle with a front located engine, from VAZ.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.5 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 75 bhp (76 PS/56 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 106 N·m (78 lb·ft/10.8 kgm) at 3600 rpm.
A 5 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels.
The stated kerb weight is 945 kg.
The VAZ Lada Samara 1500 is said to be able to attain a top speed of 156 km/h, or 97 mph.
1987 VAZ Lada Samara 1500 data
1987 VAZ Lada Samara 1500 data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2460 96.9
Track/tread (front) 1390 54.7
Track/tread (rear) 1360 53.5
Length 4005 157.7
Width 1650 65
Height 1335 52.6
Ground clearance 160 6.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 945 kg 2083 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 43 litres 9.5 UK Gal 11.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer VAZ
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1499 cc
(91.475 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 71 mm
3.23 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 76 PS (75 bhp) (56 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 50 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 106 Nm (78 ft·lb) (10.8 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque 70.71 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.9:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 888.6 kPa (128.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 374.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 14 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 156 km/h (97 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 80.47 PS/g
59.18 kW/g
79.37 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.9 kg/kW
28.22 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.TB.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID18667
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 VAZ Lada Samara 1500 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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