Buick Le Sabre Thin Pillar Sedan, 1979 MY

The Buick Le Sabre Thin Pillar Sedan is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels. The Buick Le Sabre Thin Pillar Sedan's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.8 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 115 bhp (117 PS/86 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 257 N·m (190 lb·ft/26.2 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1633 kg. Maximum stated speed is 150 km/h or 93 mph.

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Buick Le Sabre Thin Pillar Sedan, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5540 mm
How heavy?
1633 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
117 PS / 115 bhp / 86 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
257 Nm / 190 ft.lb / 26.2 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
150 km/h, 93 mph

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4932 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1704 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3791 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1654 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4932 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1683 kg

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1979 Buick Le Sabre Thin Pillar Sedan data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2940 mm 115.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1570 mm 61.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1542 mm 60.7 inches
Length 5540 mm 218.1 inches
Width 1960 mm 77.2 inches
Height 1400 mm 55.1 inches
Ground clearance 170 mm 6.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.88
Kerb weight 1633 kg 3600 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 95.9 litres 21.1 UK Gal 25.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.8 litre
3791 cc
(231.341 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 86.36 mm
3.8 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
117 PS (115 bhp) (86 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
30.3 bhp/litre
0.5 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
257 Nm (190 ft·lb) (26.2 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
67.79 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 851.9 kPa (123.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 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 150 km/h (93 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 71.4 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.51 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
70.42 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.04 kg/kW
31.81 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 3.400
Turning circle 13.10 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.LowRA.TorqueA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2219 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID54208
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Buick Le Sabre Thin Pillar Sedan added 1996-03-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.