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Buick Le Sabre 3.8

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Buick Le Sabre 3.8

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 151.0 kW / 202.5 hp / 202.5 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 from1998
ModelLe Sabre 3.8Issued until
SerieLe SabreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5180 l / 182.93 cu ft / 182.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5090 mm / 200.4 in / 200.4 inTotal (curb) weight1490 kg / 3285 lb / 3285 lb
Width1910 mm / 75.2 in / 75.2 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.8 sq ft / 24.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.15 m2 / 12.4 sq ft / 12.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)28.6 kW / 38.4 hp / 38.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
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 bearingsUnitary capacity631.91 cm3/cylinder / 38.562 cu in/cylinder / 38.562 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power151.0 kW / 202.5 hp / 202.5 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)60.4 kW / 81.0 hp / 81.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output39.8 kW/l / 0.875 bhp/cu in / 0.875 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific 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 ratio137.6 kW/ton / 104.3 bhp/ton / 104.3 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontP215/75-R15Tyres rear205/70-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Le Sabre 3.8

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