Buick Electra Limited, 1982 MY

The Buick Electra Limited is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its motor placed in the front, and a 5 door estate/station wagon bodyshell. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) at 4000 rpm and 336 N·m (248 lb·ft/34.3 kgm) at 1800 rpm respectively. A 4 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. Stated kerb weight is 1912 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 185 km/h or 115 mph.

Pictures

Key facts

Buick Electra Limited, 1982 MY information summary

What body style?
5 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5558 mm
How heavy?
1912 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 5032 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
336 Nm / 248 ft.lb / 34.3 kgm @ 1800 rpm
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph

Buick Electra models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5736 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
1982 Buick Electra Limited data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1580 mm 62.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1628 mm 64.1 inches
Length 5558 mm 218.8 inches
Width 2035 mm 80.1 inches
Height 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.89
Kerb weight 1912 kg 4215 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83 litres 18.3 UK Gal 21.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
5032 cc
(307.071 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.5 × 86 mm
3.8 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
27.8 bhp/litre
0.46 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
336 Nm (248 ft·lb) (34.3 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
66.77 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block and head
sump
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 Ro M4ME carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 839.1 kPa (121.7 psi)
Maximum RPM 4400 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 629 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 185 km/h (115 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 74.24 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
54.6 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
73.22 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.31 kg/kW
30.59 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 rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.700
Turning circle 13.20 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front 6
Wheel size rear 6
Tyres front P225/75 R 15
Tyres rear P225/75 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 301 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2559 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID21318
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1982 Buick Electra Limited added 2000-01-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.