Chevrolet Camaro Automatic, 1978 MY

The Chevrolet Camaro is a 2 door coupé-bodied car with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 4.1 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 110 bhp (112 PS/82 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 258 N·m (190 lb·ft/26.3 kgm) at 1600 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. It weighs a claimed 1555 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Camaro Automatic, 1978 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5019 mm
How heavy?
1555 kg
What size engine?
4.1 litre, 4094 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
112 PS / 110 bhp / 82 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
258 Nm / 190 ft.lb / 26.3 kgm @ 1600 rpm

Chevrolet Camaro models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1545 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1602 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1605 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1615 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1612 kg
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1602 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1612 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1690 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1701 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4329 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4329 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3791 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW
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1978 Chevrolet Camaro Automatic data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front) 1557 mm 61.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1524 mm 60 inches
Length 5019 mm 197.6 inches
Width 1890 mm 74.4 inches
Height 1250 mm 49.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight 1555 kg 3428 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 79.6 litres 17.5 UK Gal 21 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code L22
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.1 litre
4094 cc
(249.831 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.43 × 89.66 mm
3.88 × 3.53 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
112 PS (110 bhp) (82 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
26.9 bhp/litre
0.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
258 Nm (190 ft·lb) (26.3 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
63.02 Nm/litre
0.76 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 791.9 kPa (114.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 682.33 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 71.72 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.75 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
70.74 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.96 kg/kW
31.67 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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6 x 14
Wheel size rear 6 x 14
Tyres front FR78-14
Tyres rear FR78-14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID229911
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 36.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Camaro Automatic added 2011-01-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.