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Buick Electra 225

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Buick Electra 225

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7458 cm3 / 455.1 cu in / 455.1 cu in, 275.9 kW / 370.0 hp / 370.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 691.0 N·m / 509.7 lb·ft / 509.7 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1970
ModelElectra 225Issued until
SerieElectraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5734 mm / 225.7 in / 225.7 inTotal (curb) weight2064 kg / 4550 lb / 4550 lb
Width2032 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 inDry weight
Height1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3226 mm / 127.0 in / 127.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1607 mm / 63.3 in / 63.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity96 l / 21.0 UK gal / 25.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.41 m2 / 26.0 sq ft / 26.0 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)Stroke99.0 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement7458 cm3 / 455.1 cu in / 455.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity932.25 cm3/cylinder / 56.889 cu in/cylinder / 56.889 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power275.9 kW / 370.0 hp / 370.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque691.0 N·m / 509.7 lb·ft / 509.7 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.0 kW/l / 0.813 bhp/cu in / 0.813 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque92.7 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio179.3 kW/ton / 135.8 bhp/ton / 135.8 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 springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Electra 225

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