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Buick Electra 225 Custom, 1975 MY 4CV V39 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5928 mm
How heavy?
2210 kg
What size engine?
7.5 litre, 7468 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
208 PS / 205 bhp / 153 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
468 Nm / 345 ft.lb / 47.7 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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1975 Buick Electra 225 Custom technical specifications

Introduction

The Electra 225 Custom is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) passenger car with a front mounted engine, manufactured by Buick.
It forms part of Buick's 4CV range of cars.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 7.5 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 205 bhp (208 PS/153 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 468 N·m (345 lb·ft/47.7 kgm) at 2000 rpm.
A 3 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the wheels.
The Buick Electra 225 Custom weighs a quoted 2210 kg at the kerb.
1975 Buick Electra 225 Custom data
Buick Electra 225 Custom, 1975 MY 4CV V39 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3225 127
Track/tread (front) 1615 63.6
Track/tread (rear) 1625 64
Length 5928 233.4
Width 2030 79.9
Height 1400 55.1
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.84
Kerb weight 2210 kg 4872 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 98 litres 21.6 UK Gal 25.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7.5 litre
7468 cc
(455.725 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 109.54 × 99.06 mm
4.31 × 3.9 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
208 PS (205 bhp) (153 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(net)
27.5 bhp/litre
0.45 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
468 Nm (345 ft·lb) (47.7 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
62.67 Nm/litre
0.76 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.9:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 787.5 kPa (114.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 933.5 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 94.05 PS/g
69.17 kW/g
92.76 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.46 kg/kW
24.15 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.00 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.00 x 15
Tyres front JR78-15
Tyres rear JR78-15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 301 mm
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID292864
Production total
Model code V39
Model family 4CV
RAC rating 59.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 Buick Electra 225 Custom added 2012-11-15.
Last modified 2013-06-22.

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