1972 Chevrolet De Ville V8

The De Ville V8 is a passenger car from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a saloon (sedan) body style. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 5.7 litres. In this application it develops power and torque figures of 233 bhp (236 PS/174 kW) at 4800 rpm and 495 Nm (365 lbft/50.5 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. The quoted kerb weight is 1684 kg.

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Key facts

1972 Chevrolet De Ville V8 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5029 mm
How heavy?
1684 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
236 PS / 233 bhp / 174 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
495 Nm / 365 ft.lb / 50.5 kgm @ 3200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.9 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.2 s

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1972 Chevrolet De Ville V8 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front) 1529 mm 60.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1529 mm 60.2 inches
Length 5029 mm 198 inches
Width 1880 mm 74 inches
Height 1379 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1684 kg 3713 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5733 cc
(349.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.4 mm
4 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 236 PS (233 bhp) (174 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output 40.6 bhp/litre
0.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 495 Nm (365 ft·lb) (50.5 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque 86.34 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1085 kPa (157.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 140.28 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
103.18 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
138.36 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.69 kg/kW
16.19 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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID43846
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Chevrolet De Ville V8 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.