Buick Le Sabre, 1972 MY

The Buick Le Sabre is a saloon (sedan) with a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 180 bhp (183 PS/134 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox. The claimed kerb weight is 2000 kg.

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Buick Le Sabre, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5636 mm
How heavy?
2000 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5724 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
183 PS / 180 bhp / 134 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 ft.lb / 38 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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1972 Buick Le Sabre data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3134 mm 123.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1615 mm 63.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1625 mm 64 inches
Length 5636 mm 221.9 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height 1367 mm 53.8 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 2000 kg 4409 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 95 litres 20.9 UK Gal 25.1 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
(DIN)
183 PS (180 bhp) (134 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
31.4 bhp/litre
0.52 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
65.16 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
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 91.25 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.11 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
90 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.9 kg/kW
24.89 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 2.900
Turning circle 13.50 m
Front suspension I.W.TrLi.CS.ARB.
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 manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID54824
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Buick Le Sabre added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.