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Buick Le Sabre

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Buick Le Sabre

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 77.0 kW / 103.3 hp / 103.3 hp @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1978
ModelLe SabreIssued until
SerieLe SabreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5580 l / 197.06 cu ft / 197.06 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5550 mm / 218.5 in / 218.5 inTotal (curb) weight1590 kg / 3505 lb / 3505 lb
Width1910 mm / 75.2 in / 75.2 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2950 mm / 116.1 in / 116.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.32 m2 / 25.0 sq ft / 25.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.16 m2 / 12.5 sq ft / 12.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)28.8 kW / 38.7 hp / 38.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power77.0 kW / 103.3 hp / 103.3 hp at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.8 kW / 41.3 hp / 41.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output20.3 kW/l / 0.446 bhp/cu in / 0.446 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.2 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 ratio66.0 kW/ton / 50.0 bhp/ton / 50.0 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 Le Sabre

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