Buick Skylark, 1972 MY

The Buick Skylark is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the powerplant positioned in the front, and a coupé bodyshell. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 5.7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 180 bhp (183 PS/134 kW) at 3800 rpm and 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 3 speed manual gearbox. The Buick Skylark weighs a claimed 1621 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

Buick Skylark, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5164 mm
How heavy?
1621 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5724 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
183 PS / 180 bhp / 134 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 ft.lb / 38 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Buick Skylark models

fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5724 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1606 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5724 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1629 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7456 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1629 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7456 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1629 kg

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1972 Buick Skylark data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2845 112
Track/tread (front) 1506 59.3
Track/tread (rear) 1506 59.3
Length 5164 203.3
Width 1951 76.8
Height 1359 53.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1621 kg 3574
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
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
(DIN)
183 PS (180 bhp) (134 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
31.4 bhp/litre
0.52 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
65.16 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 818.9 kPa (118.8 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 112.59 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
82.8 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
111.04 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.08 kg/kW
20.17 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.TrLi.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.RA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID44891
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Buick Skylark added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.