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Buick Le Sabre Hardtop Coupé

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Buick Le Sabre Hardtop Coupé

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4932 cm3 / 301.0 cu in / 301.0 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 318.0 N·m / 234.5 lb·ft / 234.5 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1979
ModelLe Sabre Hardtop CoupéIssued until
SerieLe SabreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5540 mm / 218.1 in / 218.1 inTotal (curb) weight1670 kg / 3682 lb / 3682 lb
Width1960 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2940 mm / 115.7 in / 115.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1542 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity96 l / 21.1 UK gal / 25.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.1 sq ft / 25.1 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 constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement4932 cm3 / 301.0 cu in / 301.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity616.50 cm3/cylinder / 37.621 cu in/cylinder / 37.621 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque318.0 N·m / 234.5 lb·ft / 234.5 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.8 kW / 56.0 hp / 56.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.2 kW/l / 0.465 bhp/cu in / 0.465 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque64.5 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.29

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.8 kW/ton / 63.5 bhp/ton / 63.5 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
Steeringrecirculating ball VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.4Turning circle13.1 m / 43.0 ft / 43.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms,Low Radius arms,TorqueA, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Le Sabre Hardtop Coupé

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