1987 Buick Regal

The Buick Regal is a front wheel drive motor vehicle, with the powerplant placed in the front, and a 2 door saloon (sedan) body. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 3.8 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) at 4800 rpm and 298 N·m (220 lb·ft/30.4 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. A 4 speed automatic 'box transfers the power to the driven wheels. The quoted kerb weight is 1435 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 200 km/h (124 mph).

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Key facts

1987 Buick Regal information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4880 mm
How heavy?
1435 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
298 Nm / 220 ft.lb / 30.4 kgm @ 3200 rpm
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph

Buick Regal models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3791 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1511 kg
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 fixed-head coupé FF 4A 2837 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 1461 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3128 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1410 kg

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1987 Buick Regal data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2730 mm 107.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1510 mm 59.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1470 mm 57.9 inches
Length 4880 mm 192.1 inches
Width 1840 mm 72.4 inches
Height 1345 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1435 kg 3164 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 3.8 litre
3791 cc
(231.341 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 86.36 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)
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
44.8 bhp/litre
0.73 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
298 Nm (220 ft·lb) (30.4 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
78.61 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system Rochester fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 987.8 kPa (143.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 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 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 120.11 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
88.34 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
118.47 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.32 kg/kW
18.91 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.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TL.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 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.06
general
Carfolio.com ID22583
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 Buick Regal added 1999-06-29.
Last modified 2013-02-28.