Holden Commodore V8 Berlina, 1997 MY VT

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. It is part of Holden's VT series. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) at 4800 rpm and 400 N·m (295 lb·ft/40.8 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels compliments of a 4 speed automatic gearbox.

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Key facts

Holden Commodore V8 Berlina, 1997 MY VT information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4884 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 ft.lb / 40.8 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How economical?
11.0/7.2 l/100km city/highway

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 4987 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4987 cm3 265 PS 261 bhp 195 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4987 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW

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1997 Holden Commodore V8 Berlina data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2788 109.8
Track/tread (front) 1569 61.8
Track/tread (rear) 1587 62.5
Length 4884 192.3
Width 1842 72.5
Height 1450 57.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
48.1 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
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
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
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 11.0/7.2 l/100km city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km11.0/7.2 l/100km city/highway
km/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)
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 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
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID513876
Production total
Model code
Model family VT
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Holden Commodore V8 Berlina added 2017-04-01.
Last modified 2017-04-01.