1996 Buick Skylark Gran Sport US

The Skylark Gran Sport is a road car from Buick, with front wheel drive, a front located engine and a 2 door coupé body style. The Buick Skylark Gran Sport's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.1 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 155 bhp (157 PS/116 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 251 N·m (185 lb·ft/25.6 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic transmission. It weighs a stated 1323 kg at the kerb.

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1996 Buick Skylark Gran Sport US information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4785 mm
How heavy?
1323 kg
What size engine?
3.1 litre, 3130 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
251 Nm / 185 ft.lb / 25.6 kgm @ 4000 rpm

Buick Skylark models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2392 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1337 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4A 2392 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3130 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1337 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 2260 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1323 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2471 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1195 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2260 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1220 kg
sedan/​saloon FF 3A 3344 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1276 kg

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1996 Buick Skylark Gran Sport data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2626 mm 103.4 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4785 mm 188.4 inches
Width 1732 mm 68.2 inches
Height 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1323 kg 2917 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
Capacity 3.1 litre
3130 cc
(191.004 cu in)
Bore × Stroke
Bore/stroke ratio
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
157 PS (155 bhp) (116 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
49.5 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
251 Nm (185 ft·lb) (25.6 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
80.19 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1007.7 kPa (146.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 521.67 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 118.79 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
87.36 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
117.16 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.45 kg/kW
19.12 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 I.S.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID19107
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Buick Skylark Gran Sport added 1997-04-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.