Buick Le Sabre Hardtop Coupé, 1979 MY

The Le Sabre Hardtop Coupé is an automobile from Buick, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door coupé body style. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.7 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) at 3800 rpm and 366 Nm (270 lbft/37.3 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic 'box. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1746 kg. It is claimed to manage a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph).

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Buick Le Sabre Hardtop Coupé, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5540 mm
How heavy?
1746 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5736 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
366 Nm / 270 ft.lb / 37.3 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3791 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1620 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4932 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1670 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5736 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1746 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3791 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1632 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4932 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1682 kg
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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3791 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1633 kg

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1952 kg
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1979 Buick Le Sabre Hardtop Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
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 1746 kg 3849 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 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5736 cc
(350.032 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 103.1 × 85.8 mm
4.06 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.2
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
27.9 bhp/litre
0.46 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
366 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
63.81 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 801.8 kPa (116.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 717 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 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 92.91 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
68.33 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
91.64 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.63 kg/kW
24.44 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 2.41
general
Carfolio.com ID54769
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Buick Le Sabre Hardtop Coupé added 1996-03-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.