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Buick Century

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Buick Century

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2180 cm3 / 133.0 cu in / 133.0 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1996
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

Length4803 mm / 189.1 in / 189.1 inTotal (curb) weight1354 kg / 2985 lb / 2985 lb
Width1763 mm / 69.4 in / 69.4 inDry weight
Height1377 mm / 54.2 in / 54.2 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 capacity62 l / 13.7 UK gal / 16.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2180 cm3 / 133.0 cu in / 133.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity545.00 cm3/cylinder / 33.258 cu in/cylinder / 33.258 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.8 kW / 48.0 hp / 48.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.1 kW/l / 0.902 bhp/cu in / 0.902 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque87.2 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio88.6 kW/ton / 67.2 bhp/ton / 67.2 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
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 Century

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