Chevrolet Caprice Classic Station Wagon, 1978 MY 1BN00 1BN35 US.CA

The Caprice Classic Station Wagon is an automobile from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 5 door estate/station wagon body style. The Caprice Classic Station Wagon forms part of Chevrolet's 1BN00 family of cars. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) at 3800 rpm and 325 N·m (240 lb·ft/33.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox.

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Chevrolet Caprice Classic Station Wagon, 1978 MY 1BN00 1BN35 US.CA information summary

What body style?
5 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5453 mm
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 4321 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5733 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 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 137 PS 135 bhp 101 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 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 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 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 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 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1705 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
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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5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1647 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4942 cm3 131 PS 129 bhp 96 kW 1682 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5732 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1709 kg
4 door estate/​station wagon F4 2X3M 5899 cm3 131 PS 129 bhp 96 kW 1862 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 4942 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1358 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4942 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW
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1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Station Wagon data
Applicable to the Californian, USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2945 mm 115.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1580 mm 62.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1628 mm 64.1 inches
Length 5453 mm 214.7 inches
Width 2009 mm 79.1 inches
Height 1473 mm 58 inches
Ground clearance 150 mm 5.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83.3 litres 18.3 UK Gal 22 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
sump
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
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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front FR78-15
Tyres rear FR78-15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general
Carfolio.com ID334675
Production total
Model code 1BN35
Model family 1BN00
RAC rating 44.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Station Wagon added 2013-04-25.
Last modified 2013-04-25.