1970 Buick Electra 225

The Electra 225 is an automobile from Buick, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a saloon body style. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 7.5 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 370 bhp (375 PS/276 kW) at 4600 rpm and 691 Nm (510 lbft/70.5 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic transmission. The stated weight at the kerb is 2064 kg. Top quoted speed is 201 km/h (125 mph).

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Key facts

1970 Buick Electra 225 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5734 mm
How heavy?
2064 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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1970 Buick Electra 225 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3226 mm 127 inches
Track/tread (front) 1607 mm 63.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1600 mm 63 inches
Length 5734 mm 225.7 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height 1397 mm 55 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 2064 kg 4550 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 95.5 litres 21 UK Gal 25.2 US Gal
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
Valve gear 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
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 181.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
133.68 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
179.26 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.48 kg/kW
12.5 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.CS.
Rear suspension LA.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 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general
Carfolio.com ID45089
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 59.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Buick Electra 225 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.