Buick Electra Limited, 1982 MY

The Electra Limited is a passenger car from Buick, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 5 door estate/station wagon body style. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5.7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 105 bhp (106 PS/78 kW) at 3200 rpm and 278 N·m (205 lb·ft/28.3 kgm) at 1600 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic transmission supplies the power to the driven wheels. Maximum speed claimed is 161 km/h, which is 100 mph.

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Buick Electra Limited, 1982 MY information summary

What body style?
5 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5558 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5736 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
106 PS / 105 bhp / 78 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?
278 Nm / 205 ft.lb / 28.3 kgm @ 1600 rpm
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph

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5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 4228 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
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1982 Buick Electra Limited data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1580 mm 62.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1628 mm 64.1 inches
Length 5558 mm 218.8 inches
Width 2035 mm 80.1 inches
Height 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.89
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83 litres 18.3 UK Gal 21.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated diesel
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5736 cc
(350.032 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 103.12 × 85.85 mm
4.06 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.2
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
106 PS (105 bhp) (78 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
18.3 bhp/litre
0.3 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
278 Nm (205 ft·lb) (28.3 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
48.47 Nm/litre
0.59 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block and head
sump
compression ratio 22.5:1
Fuel system Detroit diesel injection pump
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 609 kPa (88.3 psi)
Maximum RPM 3500 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 717 cc
Aspiration Normal D.
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 161 km/h (100 mph)
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 3.700
Turning circle 13.20 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front 6
Wheel size rear 6
Tyres front P215/75 R 15
Tyres rear P215/75 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 301 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2479 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general
Carfolio.com ID44770
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1982 Buick Electra Limited added 2000-01-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.