Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, 1983 MY

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 175 bhp (177 PS/130 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 326 N·m (240 lb·ft/33.2 kgm) at 3200 rpm. A 3 speed automatic 'box transmits the power to the driven wheels. Having a stated kerb weight of 1579 kg, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS can dispense with the 0-60 mph sprint in 8.2 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 16.1 seconds.

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Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, 1983 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5090 mm
How heavy?
1579 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 5001 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
177 PS / 175 bhp / 130 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
326 Nm / 240 ft.lb / 33.2 kgm @ 3200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.2 s

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1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2746 mm 108.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1468 mm 57.8 inches
Length 5090 mm 200.4 inches
Width 1824 mm 71.8 inches
Height 1379 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance 135 mm 5.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight 1579 kg 3481 lb
Weight distribution 58.2 % front
fuel tank capacity 68.6 litres 15.1 UK Gal 18.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5 litre
5001 cc
(305.18 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94.89 × 88.39 mm
3.74 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
177 PS (175 bhp) (130 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
35 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
326 Nm (240 ft·lb) (33.2 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
65.19 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 819.2 kPa (118.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Other
Unitary capacity 625.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.3 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 23.30 s
Standing quarter-mile 16.1 s
@ 120 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 112.37 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
82.65 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
110.83 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.1 kg/kW
20.21 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 2.800
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7.0 x 15
Wheel size rear 7.0 x 15
Tyres front Goodyear Eagle GT P215/65 R 15
Tyres rear Goodyear Eagle GT P215/65 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 267 mm
Rear brake diameter 241 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID292919
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 44.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS added 2012-11-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.