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Buick Century

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 Buick Century

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3344 cm3 / 204.1 cu in / 204.1 cu in, 119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1989
ModelCenturyIssued until
SerieCenturyNumber 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

Length4801 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight1266 kg / 2791 lb / 2791 lb
Width1763 mm / 69.4 in / 69.4 inDry weight
Height1364 mm / 53.7 in / 53.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2664 mm / 104.9 in / 104.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.3 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3344 cm3 / 204.1 cu in / 204.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity557.33 cm3/cylinder / 34.010 cu in/cylinder / 34.010 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.7 kW/l / 0.784 bhp/cu in / 0.784 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque75.1 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio126.4 kW/ton / 95.8 bhp/ton / 95.8 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Trailing armSuspension rearTorsion barA
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Century

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