Chevrolet Vega 2300, 1972 MY

This vehicle has a saloon (sedan) type body with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.3 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) at 4800 rpm and 164 Nm (121 lbft/16.7 kgm) at 2800-3200 rpm respectively. The power is transmitted to the wheels through a 3 speed manual transmission. Quoted kerb weight is 1004 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 148 km/h, which is 92 mph.

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Chevrolet Vega 2300, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4310 mm
How heavy?
1004 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2294 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
91 PS / 90 bhp / 67 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
164 Nm / 121 ft.lb / 16.7 kgm @ 2800-3200 rpm
How fast?
148 km/h, 92 mph

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fixed-head coupé FR 3M 2294 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1065 kg

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1972 Chevrolet Vega 2300 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2464 mm 97 inches
Track/tread (front) 1399 mm 55.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1374 mm 54.1 inches
Length 4310 mm 169.7 inches
Width 1661 mm 65.4 inches
Height 1318 mm 51.9 inches
Ground clearance 122 mm 4.8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1004 kg 2213 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 42 litres 9.2 UK Gal 11.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2294 cc
(139.988 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 91.9 mm
3.5 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
91 PS (90 bhp) (67 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
39.2 bhp/litre
0.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
164 Nm (121 ft·lb) (16.7 kgm)
at 2800-3200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
71.49 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 898.4 kPa (130.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 573.5 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 148 km/h (92 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 90.89 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
66.85 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
89.64 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.96 kg/kW
24.99 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 4.400
Turning circle 10.60 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.92
general
Carfolio.com ID45331
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Chevrolet Vega 2300 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.