Buick Skyhawk Coupé, 1988 MY 4J S27 JS1

The Skyhawk Coupé is a front wheel drive coupé motor car with a front mounted engine, from Buick. The Skyhawk Coupé is part of Buick's 4J family of cars. Its 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that has an output of 96 bhp (97 PS/72 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 160 N·m (118 lb·ft/16.3 kgm) at 3600 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. It weighs a claimed 1065 kg at the kerb.

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Buick Skyhawk Coupé, 1988 MY 4J S27 JS1 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4554 mm
How heavy?
1065 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
97 PS / 96 bhp / 72 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
160 Nm / 118 ft.lb / 16.3 kgm @ 3600 rpm

Buick 4J models

2 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1998 cm3 97 PS 96 bhp 72 kW 1090 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1998 cm3 97 PS 96 bhp 72 kW 1125 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1796 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW 1070 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1796 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 1981 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4M 1796 cm3 80 PS 79 bhp 59 kW 1086 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4M 1835 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 1835 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1796 cm3 80 PS 79 bhp 59 kW 1086 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 1981 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1835 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 1835 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1988 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 1320 kg
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1988 Buick Skyhawk Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2570 mm 101.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1412 mm 55.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1402 mm 55.2 inches
Length 4554 mm 179.3 inches
Width 1651 mm 65 inches
Height 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1065 kg 2348 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 51.5 litres 11.3 UK Gal 13.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LT2
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1998 cc
(121.925 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 86 mm
3.39 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
97 PS (96 bhp) (72 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
48 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
160 Nm (118 ft·lb) (16.3 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
80.08 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Rochester fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1006.3 kPa (146 psi)
Maximum RPM 5500 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.5 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 91.39 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.22 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
90.14 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.88 kg/kW
24.85 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½ x 13
Wheel size rear 5½ x 13
Tyres front 185 R 13
Tyres rear 185 R 13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 247 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.74
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID290455
Production total
Model code S27 JS1
Model family 4J
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 Buick Skyhawk Coupé added 2012-11-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.