1996 Buick Riviera US

The Buick Riviera is a 2 door coupé-bodied car with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels. The 3.8 litre engine is a supercharged, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that develops 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 380 N·m (280 lb·ft/38.8 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic gearbox. The claimed kerb weight is 1718 kg.

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1996 Buick Riviera US information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5263 mm
How heavy?
1718 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
380 Nm / 280 ft.lb / 38.8 kgm @ 3200 rpm

Buick Riviera models

2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4A 3791 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1700 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4A 3791 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1715 kg

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1996 Buick Riviera data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2891 mm 113.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1588 mm 62.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1590 mm 62.6 inches
Length 5263 mm 207.2 inches
Width 1905 mm 75 inches
Height 1402 mm 55.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1718 kg 3788 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
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
(SAEnet)
243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
63.3 bhp/litre
1.04 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
380 Nm (280 ft·lb) (38.8 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
100.24 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1259.6 kPa (182.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Compressor
Intercooler
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 141.64 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
104.17 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
139.7 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.6 kg/kW
16.03 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.90 m
Front suspension I.S.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID19151
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Buick Riviera added 1997-12-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.