Buick Centurion Hardtop Coupé, 1973 MY 4BP 57

The Buick Centurion Hardtop Coupé is a rear wheel drive motor car, with the engine located in the front, and a 2 door coupé body. The Centurion Hardtop Coupé is part of Buick's 4BP family of cars. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.7 litres. In this application it develops power and torque figures of 175 bhp (177 PS/130 kW) at 3800 rpm and 366 Nm (270 lbft/37.3 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The power is supplied to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox.

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Buick Centurion Hardtop Coupé, 1973 MY 4BP 57 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5695 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5724 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
177 PS / 175 bhp / 130 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
366 Nm / 270 ft.lb / 37.3 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Buick 4BP models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5724 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7425 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7425 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7425 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7425 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7425 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5724 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7425 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW

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1973 Buick Centurion Hardtop Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3150 mm 124 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5695 mm 224.2 inches
Width 2022 mm 79.6 inches
Height 1361 mm 53.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5724 cc
(349.3 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 97.79 mm
3.8 × 3.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
177 PS (175 bhp) (130 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(net)
30.6 bhp/litre
0.5 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
366 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
63.94 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 803.5 kPa (116.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 715.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 L78-15
Tyres rear L78-15
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID337909
Production total
Model code 57
Model family 4BP
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Buick Centurion Hardtop Coupé added 2013-06-05.
Last modified 2013-06-05.