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Buick Estate Wagon

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Buick Estate Wagon

5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 5736 cm3 / 350.0 cu in / 350.0 cu in, 114.0 kW / 152.9 hp / 152.9 hp @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, 381.0 N·m / 281.0 lb·ft / 281.0 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 from1978
ModelEstate WagonIssued until
SerieEstateNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5830 l / 205.88 cu ft / 205.88 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5510 mm / 216.9 in / 216.9 inTotal (curb) weight1880 kg / 4145 lb / 4145 lb
Width1990 mm / 78.3 in / 78.3 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2950 mm / 116.1 in / 116.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.87  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.44 m2 / 26.2 sq ft / 26.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.22 m2 / 13.1 sq ft / 13.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)30.3 kW / 40.6 hp / 40.6 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 displacement5736 cm3 / 350.0 cu in / 350.0 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. torque381.0 N·m / 281.0 lb·ft / 281.0 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 torque66.4 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 ratio82.4 kW/ton / 62.4 bhp/ton / 62.4 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Estate Wagon

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