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

The Caprice Classic is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) road car with a front mounted engine, sold by Chevrolet. The Caprice Classic is part of Chevrolet's 1BN00 series. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.1 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 237 N·m (175 lb·ft/24.2 kgm) at 1600 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Quoted kerb weight is 1667 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?
1667 kg
What size engine?
4.1 litre, 4093 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
91 PS / 90 bhp / 67 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
237 Nm / 175 ft.lb / 24.2 kgm @ 1600 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 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1775 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4093 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 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

Similar models

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3681 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1509 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3681 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1554 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3681 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1520 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3275 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW 1204 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3275 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW 1217 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3275 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3275 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2498 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1340 kg
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 1667 kg 3675 lb
Weight distribution 54.7 % 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 L22
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.1 litre
4093 cc
(249.77 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.42 × 89.66 mm
3.87 × 3.53 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
91 PS (90 bhp) (67 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output
(net)
22 bhp/litre
0.36 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
237 Nm (175 ft·lb) (24.2 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
57.9 Nm/litre
0.7 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 17058314 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 727.6 kPa (105.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 682.17 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 54.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
40.26 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
53.99 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 24.84 kg/kW
41.49 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 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID334455
Production total
Model code 1BN69
Model family 1BN00
RAC rating 36.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic added 2013-04-24.
Last modified 2013-04-25.