Buick Skyhawk S, 1979 MY

This automobile has a 3 door hatchback body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. The 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3.8 litres. For this model it develops power and torque figures of 115 bhp (117 PS/86 kW) at 3800 rpm and 257 Nm (190 lbft/26.2 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels. The claimed weight at the kerb is 1297 kg. Maximum speed quoted is 175 km/h, which is 109 mph.

Pictures

Key facts

Buick Skyhawk S, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4550 mm
How heavy?
1297 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?
175 km/h, 109 mph

Buick Skyhawk models

3 door hatchback FR 5M 3791 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
3 door hatchback FR 3A 3791 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW

Similar models

3 door hatchback FR 4M 4228 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1344 kg
3 door hatchback FR 3A 4228 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1344 kg
3 door hatchback FR 4M 4228 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
3 door hatchback FR 3A 4228 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
3 door hatchback FR 4M 4228 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
3 door hatchback FR 3A 4228 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
1979 Buick Skyhawk S data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2460 mm 96.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1390 mm 54.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1360 mm 53.5 inches
Length 4550 mm 179.1 inches
Width 1660 mm 65.4 inches
Height 1270 mm 50 inches
Ground clearance 124 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight 1297 kg 2859 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 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 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 89.9 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
66.12 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
88.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.12 kg/kW
25.26 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 4.400
Turning circle 11.70 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.LTRA.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1707 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID54263
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Buick Skyhawk S added 1995-12-08.
Last modified 2013-02-28.