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Buick Riviera

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Buick Riviera

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6969 cm3 / 425.3 cu in / 425.3 cu in, 253.5 kW / 339.9 hp / 339.9 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 630.0 N·m / 464.7 lb·ft / 464.7 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1962
ModelRivieraIssued until
SerieRivieraNumber made2601
Model familySeries 4700Body construction
Model code4747Body designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerBill Mitchell / Ned NicklesCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5283 mm / 208.0 in / 208.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1938 mm / 76.3 in / 76.3 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2972 mm / 117.0 in / 117.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeWildcat 465Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore109.5 mm / 4.31 in / 4.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.5 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supply1 carburettorEngine displacement6969 cm3 / 425.3 cu in / 425.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity871.13 cm3/cylinder / 53.160 cu in/cylinder / 53.160 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power253.5 kW / 339.9 hp / 339.9 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque630.0 N·m / 464.7 lb·ft / 464.7 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)101.4 kW / 136.0 hp / 136.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.4 kW/l / 0.799 bhp/cu in / 0.799 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.4 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typecontinuously variable transmission (CVT)Number of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.70 s / 7.70 s / 7.70 sPower-to-weight ratio
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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock5Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5K x 15Wheels rear5.5K x 15
Tyres front7.10 x 15Tyres rear7.10 x 15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front305 mm / 12.0 in / 12.0 inBrake diameter rear305 mm / 12.0 in / 12.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Riviera

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