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Buick GS

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Buick GS

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder V engine, 5723 cm3 / 349.2 cu in / 349.2 cu in, 142.0 kW / 190.4 hp / 190.4 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 394.0 N·m / 290.6 lb·ft / 290.6 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1972
ModelGSIssued until
SerieGSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5550 l / 196.00 cu ft / 196.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5180 mm / 203.9 in / 203.9 inTotal (curb) weight1630 kg / 3594 lb / 3594 lb
Width1960 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2860 mm / 112.6 in / 112.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.28 m2 / 24.6 sq ft / 24.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.91 m2 / 9.8 sq ft / 9.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.7 kW / 30.4 hp / 30.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)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 displacement5723 cm3 / 349.2 cu in / 349.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity715.29 cm3/cylinder / 43.650 cu in/cylinder / 43.650 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power142.0 kW / 190.4 hp / 190.4 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque394.0 N·m / 290.6 lb·ft / 290.6 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.8 kW / 76.2 hp / 76.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output24.8 kW/l / 0.545 bhp/cu in / 0.545 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque68.8 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber 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 ratio118.4 kW/ton / 89.7 bhp/ton / 89.7 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 frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick GS

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