Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupé, 1972 MY

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.7 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 165 bhp (167 PS/123 kW) at 4000 rpm and 380 Nm (280 lbft/38.8 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic 'box supplies the power to the wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1896 kg.

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Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupé, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5611 mm
How heavy?
1896 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5736 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
167 PS / 165 bhp / 123 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
380 Nm / 280 ft.lb / 38.8 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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1972 Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3086 mm 121.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1628 mm 64.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1626 mm 64 inches
Length 5611 mm 220.9 inches
Width 2019 mm 79.5 inches
Height 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance 145 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1896 kg 4180 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 87 litres 19.1 UK Gal 23 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5736 cc
(350.032 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.39 mm
4 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
167 PS (165 bhp) (123 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
28.8 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
380 Nm (280 ft·lb) (38.8 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
66.25 Nm/litre
0.8 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 832.5 kPa (120.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 717 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 88.23 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
64.89 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
87.03 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.41 kg/kW
25.74 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 2.900
Turning circle 14.20 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID45210
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.