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Buick Skylark Coupe

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Buick Skylark Coupe

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5055 cm3 / 308.5 cu in / 308.5 cu in, 96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, 332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1979
ModelSkylark CoupeIssued until
SerieSkylarkNumber 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

Length5080 mm / 200.0 in / 200.0 inTotal (curb) weight1560 kg / 3439 lb / 3439 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance132 mm / 5.2 in / 5.2 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 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 constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5055 cm3 / 308.5 cu in / 308.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity631.88 cm3/cylinder / 38.560 cu in/cylinder / 38.560 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.2 kW/l / 0.421 bhp/cu in / 0.421 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque65.7 N·m/l / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.41

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.3 kW/ton / 63.1 bhp/ton / 63.1 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-lock5Turning circle12.7 m / 41.7 ft / 41.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms, Semi-elliptic leaf 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 Skylark Coupe

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