Buick Regal Custom, 1988 MY

This car has a 2 door coupé type body with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the front wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) of power at 4500 rpm, and maximum torque of 230 N·m (170 lb·ft/23.5 kgm) at 3600 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic gearbox. The Buick Regal Custom weighs a quoted 1461 kg at the kerb.

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Buick Regal Custom, 1988 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4882 mm
How heavy?
1461 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2837 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
132 PS / 130 bhp / 97 kW @ 4500 rpm
How much torque?
230 Nm / 170 ft.lb / 23.5 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 11.2 s

Buick Regal models

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2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4A 3791 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4A 3135 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1479 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4A 3791 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1467 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3791 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3128 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1435 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3791 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1435 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3128 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1410 kg

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1988 Buick Regal Custom data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2731 mm 107.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1473 mm 58 inches
Length 4882 mm 192.2 inches
Width 1842 mm 72.5 inches
Height 1346 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1461 kg 3221 lb
Weight distribution 65 % front
fuel tank capacity 62.5 litres 13.7 UK Gal 16.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.305
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2837 cc
(173.124 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 76 mm
3.5 × 2.99 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
132 PS (130 bhp) (97 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
45.8 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
230 Nm (170 ft·lb) (23.5 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
81.07 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.9:1
Fuel system GM fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1018.8 kPa (147.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 472.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 11.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 90.22 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
66.35 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
88.98 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.07 kg/kW
25.17 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MS.TA.LAterLi.LS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.33
general
Carfolio.com ID22440
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 Buick Regal Custom added 1996-03-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.