Key facts

Buick Skyhawk Wagon, 1988 MY 4J S35 JS8 information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4615 mm
How heavy?
1125 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 / 16.3 kgm @ 3600 rpm


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1988 Buick Skyhawk Wagon technical specifications


The Buick Skyhawk Wagon is a 5 door estate/station wagon style car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the front wheels.
It forms part of Buick's 4J series of cars.
Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 96 bhp (97 PS/72 kW) at 4800 rpm and 160 N·m (118 lb·ft/16.3 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels.
Stated kerb weight is 1125 kg.
1988 Buick Skyhawk Wagon data
Buick Skyhawk Wagon, 1988 MY 4J S35 JS8 data
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2570 101.2
Track/tread (front) 1412 55.6
Track/tread (rear) 1402 55.2
Length 4615 181.7
Width 1651 65
Height 1380 54.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 1125 kg 2480 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 51.5 litres 11.3 UK Gal 13.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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
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
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 86.52 PS/g
63.63 kW/g
85.33 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.72 kg/kW
26.25 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
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
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.74
Final drive ratio 3.45
general ID290477
Production total
Model code S35 JS8
Model family 4J
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 Buick Skyhawk Wagon added 2012-11-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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