1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible

This automobile has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 312 N·m (230 lb·ft/31.8 kgm) at 2400 rpm. A 3 speed manual 'box delivers the power to the wheels. It weighs a quoted 1577 kg at the kerb.

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1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5016 mm
How heavy?
1577 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 5012 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
132 PS / 130 bhp / 97 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
312 Nm / 230 ft.lb / 31.8 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet Chevelle models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4085 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1611 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5013 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1668 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5013 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1668 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1678 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4085 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1611 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1678 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4085 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4085 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7439 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6573 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4097 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1483 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5025 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1582 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5025 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1595 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5025 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1586 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1595 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1603 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1602 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1607 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6590 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW 1697 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6590 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW 1688 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6590 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW 1706 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 7446 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1692 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7446 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1715 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1501 kg

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1517 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1520 kg
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2845 mm 112 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1521 mm 59.9 inches
Length 5016 mm 197.5 inches
Width 1915 mm 75.4 inches
Height 1344 mm 52.9 inches
Ground clearance 117 mm 4.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1577 kg 3477 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5 litre
5012 cc
(305.851 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.3 × 82.55 mm
3.87 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.19
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
132 PS (130 bhp) (97 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
25.9 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
312 Nm (230 ft·lb) (31.8 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
62.25 Nm/litre
0.75 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 782.3 kPa (113.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 626.5 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 83.58 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
61.47 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
82.44 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.27 kg/kW
27.17 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 5.500
Turning circle 13.90 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RAx.RA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID44099
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 47.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.