Buick Century, 1996 MY US

The Century is an automobile from Buick, with front wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style. Its 3.1 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that develops 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) of power. A 4 speed automatic 'box transfers the power to the driven wheels. The Buick Century weighs a claimed 1383 kg at the kerb.

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Buick Century, 1996 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4803 mm
How heavy?
1383 kg
What size engine?
3.1 litre, 3135 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW
How much torque?
Unknown

Buick Century models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2180 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1354 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2190 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1335 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 2190 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1315 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 3A 2190 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1415 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3344 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1266 kg

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1996 Buick Century data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2664 mm 104.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1491 mm 58.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Length 4803 mm 189.1 inches
Width 1763 mm 69.4 inches
Height 1377 mm 54.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 1383 kg 3049 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62.5 litres 13.7 UK Gal 16.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.1 litre
3135 cc
(191.309 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 84 mm
3.5 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
Specific output
(SAEnet)
51 bhp/litre
0.84 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)

Specific torque
(SAEnet)
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 522.5 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 117.3 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
86.27 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
115.69 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.59 kg/kW
19.36 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.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID20350
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Buick Century added 1996-05-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.