Buick Riviera Coupé, 1976 MY

Buick Riviera Coupé is an automobile that has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine delivering power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 155 bhp (157 PS/116 kW) of power at 3400 rpm, and maximum torque of 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm) at 1800 rpm. A 3 speed automatic gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels. Stated weight at the kerb is 1785 kg.

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Key facts

Buick Riviera Coupé, 1976 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5486 mm
How heavy?
1785 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5724 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 ft.lb / 38 kgm @ 1800 rpm

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1976 Buick Riviera Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1581 mm 62.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1543 mm 60.7 inches
Length 5486 mm 216 inches
Width 1962 mm 77.2 inches
Height
Ground clearance 171 mm 6.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1785 kg 3935 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90.9 litres 20 UK Gal 24 US Gal
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
(SAE)
157 PS (155 bhp) (116 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
27.1 bhp/litre
0.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
65.16 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
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 88.04 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
64.75 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
86.83 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.44 kg/kW
25.8 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.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.41
general
Carfolio.com ID54098
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1976 Buick Riviera Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.