Key facts

1965 Buick Riviera information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5366 mm
How heavy?
1955 kg
What size engine?
7 litre, 6967 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
345 PS / 340 bhp / 254 kW
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
193 km/h, 120 mph

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1965 Buick Riviera technical specifications

Introduction

Buick Riviera is an automobile that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
Its 7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that produces 340 bhp (345 PS/254 kW) of power.
A 3 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the wheels.
The Buick Riviera weighs a claimed 1955 kg at the kerb.
Maximum speed claimed is 193 km/h or 120 mph.
1965 Buick Riviera data
1965 Buick Riviera data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3023 119
Track/tread (front) 1613 63.5
Track/tread (rear) 1600 63
Length 5366 211.3
Width 2000 78.7
Height 1356 53.4
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1955 kg 4310 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 7 litre
6967 cc
(425.152 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.8 × 100.96 mm
4.13 × 3.97 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
345 PS (340 bhp) (254 kW)
Specific output
(Gross)
48.8 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)

Specific torque
(Gross)
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.25:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 870.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 193 km/h (120 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 176.33 PS/g
129.69 kW/g
173.91 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.71 kg/kW
12.88 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID51304
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 54.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1965 Buick Riviera added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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