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Buick Electra

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Buick Electra

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 5730 cm3 / 349.7 cu in / 349.7 cu in, 114.0 kW / 152.9 hp / 152.9 hp @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, 380.0 N·m / 280.3 lb·ft / 280.3 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1977
ModelElectraIssued until
SerieElectraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5910 l / 208.71 cu ft / 208.71 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5650 mm / 222.4 in / 222.4 inTotal (curb) weight1785 kg / 3935 lb / 3935 lb
Width1970 mm / 77.6 in / 77.6 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3030 mm / 119.3 in / 119.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.17 m2 / 12.6 sq ft / 12.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)29.1 kW / 39.1 hp / 39.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke97.8 mm / 3.85 in / 3.85 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5730 cm3 / 349.7 cu in / 349.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity715.29 cm3/cylinder / 43.650 cu in/cylinder / 43.650 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power114.0 kW / 152.9 hp / 152.9 hp at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque380.0 N·m / 280.3 lb·ft / 280.3 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)45.6 kW / 61.2 hp / 61.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output19.9 kW/l / 0.437 bhp/cu in / 0.437 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.3 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear 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 ratio86.8 kW/ton / 65.8 bhp/ton / 65.8 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontG78/80-R15Tyres rearG78/80-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Electra

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