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Bitter CD

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Bitter CD

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5354 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in, 168.5 kW / 226.0 hp / 226.0 hp @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, 427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BitterIssued from1973
ModelCDIssued until
SerieCDNumber made395
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBitterCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4855 mm / 191.1 in / 191.1 inTotal (curb) weight1724 kg / 3801 lb / 3801 lb
Width1844 mm / 72.6 in / 72.6 inDry weight
Height1285 mm / 50.6 in / 50.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2680 mm / 105.5 in / 105.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1534 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1536 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supplyRochester QuadraJet carbEngine displacement5354 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity669.25 cm3/cylinder / 40.840 cu in/cylinder / 40.840 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power168.5 kW / 226.0 hp / 226.0 hp at 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.5 kW/l / 0.692 bhp/cu in / 0.692 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.8 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 sPower-to-weight ratio131.1 kW/ton / 99.3 bhp/ton / 99.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearde Dion axle, Coil springs, Radius arms
Wheels front7J x 14Wheels rear7J x 14
Tyres front215/70 VR 14Tyres rear215/70 VR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bitter CD

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