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Buick Riviera

(1964 model)

Brief specs of 1964 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, 583.0 N·m / 430.0 lb·ft / 430.0 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1964
ModelRivieraIssued until
SerieRivieraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

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

Length5283 mm / 208.0 in / 208.0 inTotal (curb) weight1901 kg / 4191 lb / 4191 lb
Width1943 mm / 76.5 in / 76.5 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 CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore109.5 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 Ca carbEngine 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 ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power253.5 kW / 339.9 hp / 339.9 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque583.0 N·m / 430.0 lb·ft / 430.0 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 torque83.7 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.94

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio178.8 kW/ton / 135.5 bhp/ton / 135.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
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 detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Riviera

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