1988 Buick Reatta

Buick Reatta is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 3.8 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 165 bhp (167 PS/123 kW) at 4800 rpm and 285 N·m (210 lb·ft/29.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed automatic 'box. Having a claimed weight at the kerb of 1532 kg, the Buick Reatta can dispense with the 0-60 mph dash in 8.9 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 16.8 seconds. Maximum speed claimed is 201 km/h, which is 125 mph.

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Key facts

1988 Buick Reatta information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4666 mm
How heavy?
1532 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
167 PS / 165 bhp / 123 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
285 Nm / 210 ft.lb / 29.1 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.9 s
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph

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1988 Buick Reatta data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2502 mm 98.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1530 mm 60.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1530 mm 60.2 inches
Length 4666 mm 183.7 inches
Width 1854 mm 73 inches
Height 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Ground clearance 150 mm 5.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1532 kg 3377 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 69 litres 15.2 UK Gal 18.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.34
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 96.5 × 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)
167 PS (165 bhp) (123 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
43.5 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
285 Nm (210 ft·lb) (29.1 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
75.18 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 944.7 kPa (137 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
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 8.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 109.2 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
80.31 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
107.7 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.45 kg/kW
20.8 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 12.10 m
Front suspension I.MS.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 2.97
general
Carfolio.com ID22638
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 Buick Reatta added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.