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Buick Riviera

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Buick Riviera

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 152.9 kW / 205.0 hp / 205.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1996
ModelRivieraIssued until
SerieRivieraNumber 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)5180 l / 182.93 cu ft / 182.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5263 mm / 207.2 in / 207.2 inTotal (curb) weight1700 kg / 3748 lb / 3748 lb
Width1905 mm / 75.0 in / 75.0 inDry weight
Height1402 mm / 55.2 in / 55.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2891 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1588 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.4 sq ft / 24.4 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 (V6)Total number of valves12
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 supplyInjectionEngine displacement3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity631.83 cm3/cylinder / 38.557 cu in/cylinder / 38.557 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power152.9 kW / 205.0 hp / 205.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.2 kW / 82.0 hp / 82.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.3 kW/l / 0.886 bhp/cu in / 0.886 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque82.3 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio120.6 kW/ton / 91.4 bhp/ton / 91.4 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.9 m / 39.0 ft / 39.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,S, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/60-R16Tyres rear225/60-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Riviera

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