Buick Skylark, 1972 MY

This car has a saloon (sedan) type body with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. Its 5.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that develops 180 bhp (183 PS/134 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine drives the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1646 kg.

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Buick Skylark, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5265 mm
How heavy?
1646 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

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1972 Buick Skylark data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 5265 mm 207.3 inches
Width 1951 mm 76.8 inches
Height 1379 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1646 kg 3629 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 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 110.88 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
81.55 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
109.36 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.26 kg/kW
20.48 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 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID49192
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.