Key facts

Holden Commodore Station Wagon V8 Berlina, 1997 MY VT information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5042 mm
What size engine?
5 litre, 4987 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
400 Nm / 295 / 40.8 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How economical?
11.0/7.2 l/100km city/highway


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1997 Holden Commodore Station Wagon V8 Berlina technical specifications

1997 Holden Commodore Station Wagon V8 Berlina data
Holden Commodore Station Wagon V8 Berlina, 1997 MY VT data
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2938 115.7
Track/tread (front) 1569 61.8
Track/tread (rear) 1587 62.5
Length 5042 198.5
Width 1847 72.7
Height 1545 60.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
4987 cc
(304.325 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 76.8 mm
4 × 3.02 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.32
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
48.1 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
80.21 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system MPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1007.9 kPa (146.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 623.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 11.0/7.2 l/100km city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km11.0/7.2 l/100km city/highway
km per litre9.1/13.9 km/l city/highway
UK MPG25.7/39.2 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG21.4/32.7 US MPG city/highway
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.00 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.00 x 15
Tyres front P205/65 R 15 95H
Tyres rear P205/65 R 15 95H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.08
general ID513810
Production total
Model code
Model family VT
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Holden Commodore Station Wagon V8 Berlina added 2017-04-01.
Last modified 2017-04-01.

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