Buick Century Special Sedan (1979) Specifications

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1979 Buick Century Special Sedan
Performance
Max Power 141.9 PS (140 bhp) (104.4 kW) @ 3600 rpm
Specific Output 28.3 bhp/litre0.46 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure 808.6 kPa (117.3 psi)
Max Torque 318.0 Nm (235 ft·lb) (32.4 kg m) @ 2000 rpm
Specific Torque 64.35 Nm/litre
Redline
Power to weight 94.79 bhp/ton
Max Speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
0-50 mph (80 km/h)
0-60 mph
0-100 km/h
0-100 mph
80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top gear
Standing km
Chassis
Doors 4
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine code
Aspiration Normal
Cylinders V8 in 90.0 degrees, vee
Engine Capacity 4.9 litre4942 cc (301.579 cu in) OHV 2 valves per cylinder 16 valves in total
Bore and stroke 101.60 mm x76.20 mm 4 in x3 in
Compression Ratio 8.10:1
Engine Construction Cast Iron Block and Head
Engine Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Manufacturer GM
Main crankshaft bearings 5
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Bore/stroke ratio 1.33
Unitary capacity 617.75 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 1 Rochester 2ME carburettor
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 2.29
Steering Recirculating ball
Brakes Ventilated Disc /Drum-S
Brake size 267 mm front and rear
Braked area
Suspension Independent Wishbone Coil Springs Anti-roll bar rear Live axle Radius arms Trailing arm Coil Springs
Wheels rear
Tyres P18575 x 14rear P18575 x 14
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock) 6.140
Max Turning Circle
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 4978 mm 196 in
Overall Width 1834 mm 72.2 in
Overall Height 1397 mm 55 in
Wheelbase 2746 mm 108.1 in
Weight distribution (front)
Track Front 1486 mm 58.5
Ground Clearance 155 mm 6.1 in
Kerb Weight 1477 kg 3256 lb
Equipment
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 68.6 litres15.1 UK Gal18.1 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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