Chevrolet Caprice Classic, 1978 MY 1BN00 1BN69 US.CA

The Chevrolet Caprice Classic is a saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which transmits its power through the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Caprice Classic is one of the 1BN00 range of cars from Chevrolet. Its 5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that produces 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 325 N·m (240 lb·ft/33.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1775 kg.

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Chevrolet Caprice Classic, 1978 MY 1BN00 1BN69 US.CA information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5387 mm
How heavy?
1775 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 5001 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
137 PS / 135 bhp / 101 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
325 Nm / 240 ft.lb / 33.1 kgm @ 2000 rpm

Chevrolet Caprice models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5733 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4321 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5733 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4321 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 5733 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5001 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1735 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5733 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1780 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4300 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1725 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1784 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1784 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1775 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4093 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1667 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4093 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1667 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1701 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1705 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1652 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1652 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1705 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1701 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1900 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1896 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4093 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
Chevrolet Caprice Classic -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1776 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1306 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4942 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1293 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4942 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1306 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4942 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1305 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 5736 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1771 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4955 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1640 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1697 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5013 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1542 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5013 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic data
Applicable to the Californian, USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2945 mm 115.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1570 mm 61.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1544 mm 60.8 inches
Length 5387 mm 212.1 inches
Width 1930 mm 76 inches
Height 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance 147 mm 5.8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight 1775 kg 3913 lb
Weight distribution 55.9 % front
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 Chevrolet
Engine code LG3
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
5001 cc
(305.18 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94.89 × 88.4 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
(net)
137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(net)
27 bhp/litre
0.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
325 Nm (240 ft·lb) (33.1 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
64.99 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 17058408 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 816.7 kPa (118.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 625.13 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 77.11 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
56.72 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
76.06 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.63 kg/kW
29.45 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 3.160
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6JJ x 15
Wheel size rear 6JJ x 15
Tyres front FR78-15
Tyres rear FR78-15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 241 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.41
general
Carfolio.com ID334389
Production total
Model code 1BN69
Model family 1BN00
RAC rating 44.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic added 2013-04-24.
Last modified 2013-04-25.