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1969 Buick Riviera information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
5480 mm
How heavy?
1970 kg
What size engine?
7.5 litre, 7458 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
375 PS / 370 bhp / 276 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
691 Nm / 510 ft.lb / 70.5 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph

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1969 Buick Riviera technical specifications

Introduction

The Buick Riviera is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the rear wheels.
The Buick Riviera's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 7.5 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 370 bhp (375 PS/276 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 691 N·m (510 lb·ft/70.5 kgm) at 2800 rpm.
The engine drives the wheels compliments of a 3 speed automatic set of gears.
Its claimed kerb weight is 1970 kg.
Its maximum speed quoted is 201 km/h (125 mph).
1969 Buick Riviera data
1969 Buick Riviera data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3023 119
Track/tread (front) 1613 63.5
Track/tread (rear) 1600 63
Length 5480 215.7
Width 2025 79.7
Height 1359 53.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1970 kg 4343 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 7.5 litre
7458 cc
(455.115 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 109.5 × 99 mm
4.31 × 3.9 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
375 PS (370 bhp) (276 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
49.6 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
691 Nm (510 ft·lb) (70.5 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
92.65 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.25:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1164.3 kPa (168.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 932.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 190.43 PS/g
140.06 kW/g
187.82 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.14 kg/kW
11.93 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID44935
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 59.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 Buick Riviera added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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