Buick Skyhawk S Automatic, 1979 MY

The Buick Skyhawk S is a rear wheel drive motor car, with its motor located in the front, and a 3 door hatchback bodyshell. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 3.8 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 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 engine drives the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission.

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Buick Skyhawk S Automatic, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4550 mm
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

Buick Skyhawk models

3 door hatchback FR 4M 3791 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1297 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 3791 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW

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1979 Buick Skyhawk S Automatic 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
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
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
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 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general
Carfolio.com ID54472
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Buick Skyhawk S Automatic added 1995-12-08.
Last modified 2013-02-28.