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Bitter SC Coupe

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Bitter SC Coupe

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2969 cm3 / 181.2 cu in / 181.2 cu in, 132.7 kW / 178.0 hp / 178.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 243.0 N·m / 179.2 lb·ft / 179.2 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BitterIssued from1981
ModelSC CoupeIssued until
SerieSCNumber made
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)4880 l / 172.34 cu ft / 172.34 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4850 mm / 190.9 in / 190.9 inTotal (curb) weight1350 kg / 2976 lb / 2976 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2680 mm / 105.5 in / 105.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.36
Fuel supplyBo L-Jetronic fuel inj.Engine displacement2969 cm3 / 181.2 cu in / 181.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity494.83 cm3/cylinder / 30.196 cu in/cylinder / 30.196 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power132.7 kW / 178.0 hp / 178.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque243.0 N·m / 179.2 lb·ft / 179.2 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)49.8 kW / 66.7 hp / 66.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.7 kW/l / 0.982 bhp/cu in / 0.982 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.8 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sTop (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio131.8 kW/ton / 99.9 bhp/ton / 99.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.10 s / 10.10 s / 10.10 sFuel 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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,M Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7J x 15Wheels rear8J x 15
Tyres frontPirelli P6 215/60 VR 15Tyres rearPirelli P6 235/55 VR 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bitter SC Coupe

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