Chevrolet Impala, 1978 MY 1BL00 1BL69 US.CA

The Chevrolet Impala is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which transmits its power to the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Impala is one of the 1BL00 range of cars from Chevrolet. The Chevrolet Impala's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.1 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 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. A 3 speed automatic gearbox supplies the power to the wheels.

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Chevrolet Impala, 1978 MY 1BL00 1BL69 US.CA information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5387 mm
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 1BL00 models

4 door sedan/​saloon 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 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1900 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4093 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon 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

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4097 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1720 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3681 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
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 Impala 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
Weight distribution
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
Weight-to-power ratio
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 ID334466
Production total
Model code 1BL69
Model family 1BL00
RAC rating 36.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Impala added 2013-04-24.
Last modified 2013-04-25.