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1979 Volvo 242 GT information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4900 mm
How heavy?
1320 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2316 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 5750 rpm
How much torque?
191 Nm / 141 ft.lb / 19.5 kgm @ 4500 rpm

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1979 Volvo 242 GT technical specifications

Introduction

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
The Volvo 242 GT's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.3 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) of power at 5750 rpm, and maximum torque of 191 N·m (141 lb·ft/19.5 kgm) at 4500 rpm.
A 4 speed manual with overdrive gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels.
Stated kerb weight is 1320 kg.
1979 Volvo 242 GT data
1979 Volvo 242 GT data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2640 103.9
Track/tread (front) 1420 55.9
Track/tread (rear) 1350 53.1
Length 4900 192.9
Width 1710 67.3
Height 1430 56.3
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1320 kg 2910 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60 litres 13.2 UK Gal 15.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volvo
Engine code B 23 E
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2316 cc
(141.331 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96 × 80 mm
3.78 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.2
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
59.6 bhp/litre
0.98 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
191 Nm (141 ft·lb) (19.5 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
82.47 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1036.3 kPa (150.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 579 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 106 PS/g
77.96 kW/g
104.55 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.83 kg/kW
21.43 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.500
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½J x 14
Wheel size rear 5½J x 14
Tyres front 185/70 HR 14
Tyres rear 185/70 HR 14
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter 295 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual with overdrive
Top gear ratio 0.80
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID227865
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Volvo 242 GT added 2010-12-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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