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Buick Skylark

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Buick Skylark

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5724 cm3 / 349.3 cu in / 349.3 cu in, 134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 373.0 N·m / 275.1 lb·ft / 275.1 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1972
ModelSkylarkIssued until
SerieSkylarkNumber 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)5750 l / 203.06 cu ft / 203.06 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5265 mm / 207.3 in / 207.3 inTotal (curb) weight1646 kg / 3629 lb / 3629 lb
Width1951 mm / 76.8 in / 76.8 inDry weight
Height1379 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2946 mm / 116.0 in / 116.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.29 m2 / 24.6 sq ft / 24.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.14 m2 / 12.3 sq ft / 12.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)28.4 kW / 38.1 hp / 38.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke97.8 mm / 3.85 in / 3.85 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5724 cm3 / 349.3 cu in / 349.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity715.50 cm3/cylinder / 43.662 cu in/cylinder / 43.662 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque373.0 N·m / 275.1 lb·ft / 275.1 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.4 kW/l / 0.515 bhp/cu in / 0.515 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque65.2 N·m/l / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio109.4 kW/ton / 82.9 bhp/ton / 82.9 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, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),Tr Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, 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 Skylark

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