Buick Skylark Coupé, 1979 MY

This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Powering the Buick Skylark Coupé is an overhead valve, 5.1 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) at 3200 rpm and 332 N·m (245 lb·ft/33.9 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels via a 3 speed automatic set of gears. The quoted kerb weight is 1560 kg. It is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 170 km/h (106 mph).

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Buick Skylark Coupé, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5080 mm
How heavy?
1560 kg
What size engine?
5.1 litre, 5055 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
132 PS / 130 bhp / 97 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?
332 Nm / 245 ft.lb / 33.9 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

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1979 Buick Skylark Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2820 mm 111 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1520 mm 59.8 inches
Length 5080 mm 200 inches
Width 1850 mm 72.8 inches
Height 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Ground clearance 132 mm 5.2 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 1560 kg 3439 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.1 litre
5055 cc
(308.475 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 86.36 mm
3.8 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
132 PS (130 bhp) (97 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
25.7 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
332 Nm (245 ft·lb) (33.9 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
65.68 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 825.3 kPa (119.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.88 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 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 84.49 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
62.14 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
83.33 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.09 kg/kW
26.88 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 5.000
Turning circle 12.70 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
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 2.41
general
Carfolio.com ID44869
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Buick Skylark Coupé added 1995-12-11.
Last modified 2013-02-28.