Chevrolet Caprice Classic Coupé, 1978 MY 1BN00 1BN47 US.CA

Chevrolet Caprice Classic Coupé is an automobile that has a 2 door coupé type body with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. The Caprice Classic Coupé forms part of Chevrolet's 1BN00 family of cars. Its 5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that develops 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. Power is supplied to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox. It weighs a stated 1701 kg at the kerb.

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Chevrolet Caprice Classic Coupé, 1978 MY 1BN00 1BN47 US.CA information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5387 mm
How heavy?
1701 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 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1775 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1784 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1784 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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4093 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1667 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 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1705 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 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 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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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 1749 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 131 PS 129 bhp 96 kW 1749 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1523 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5013 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1523 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1583 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 1471 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1527 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1655 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5013 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1518 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5013 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 1523 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5013 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Coupé data
Applicable to the Californian, USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
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 1405 mm 55.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight 1701 kg 3750 lb
Weight distribution 55.7 % 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 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 80.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
59.18 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
79.37 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.9 kg/kW
28.22 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 ID334587
Production total
Model code 1BN47
Model family 1BN00
RAC rating 44.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Coupé added 2013-04-25.
Last modified 2013-04-25.