Chevrolet Malibu, 1981 MY 1AT69

The Chevrolet Malibu is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with the engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. The 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3.8 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 110 bhp (112 PS/82 kW) at 4200 rpm and 230 Nm (170 lbft/23.5 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. This power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox. The stated kerb weight is 1418 kg.

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Chevrolet Malibu, 1981 MY 1AT69 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4895 mm
How heavy?
1418 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3753 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
112 PS / 110 bhp / 82 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
230 Nm / 170 ft.lb / 23.5 kgm @ 2000 rpm

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3753 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3753 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3753 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW

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1981 Chevrolet Malibu data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2745 mm 108.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1467 mm 57.8 inches
Length 4895 mm 192.7 inches
Width 1774 mm 69.8 inches
Height 1414 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance 153 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1418 kg 3126 lb
Weight distribution 53.6 % front
fuel tank capacity 68.6 litres 15.1 UK Gal 18.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code LC3
Cylinders V 6 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.8 litre
3753 cc
(229.022 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94.9 × 88.4 mm
3.74 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
112 PS (110 bhp) (82 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(net)
29.3 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
230 Nm (170 ft·lb) (23.5 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
61.28 Nm/litre
0.74 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 17081131 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 770.1 kPa (111.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 625.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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 78.65 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
57.85 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
77.57 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.29 kg/kW
28.88 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 3.300
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P185/75 R 14
Tyres rear P185/75 R 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 267 mm
Rear brake diameter 241 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID499180
Production total
Model code 1AT69
Model family
RAC rating 33.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Chevrolet Malibu added 2016-11-05.
Last modified 2016-11-26.