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Buick Riviera

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Buick Riviera

2-door 4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 7468 cm3 / 455.7 cu in / 455.7 cu in, 186.0 kW / 249.4 hp / 249.4 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 518.0 N·m / 382.1 lb·ft / 382.1 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1973
ModelRivieraIssued until
SerieRivieraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)6290 l / 222.13 cu ft / 222.13 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5560 mm / 218.9 in / 218.9 inTotal (curb) weight2040 kg / 4497 lb / 4497 lb
Width2040 mm / 80.3 in / 80.3 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3110 mm / 122.4 in / 122.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity95 l / 20.9 UK gal / 25.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.39 m2 / 25.8 sq ft / 25.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.96 m2 / 10.3 sq ft / 10.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)23.8 kW / 31.9 hp / 31.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement7468 cm3 / 455.7 cu in / 455.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power186.0 kW / 249.4 hp / 249.4 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque518.0 N·m / 382.1 lb·ft / 382.1 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.4 kW / 99.8 hp / 99.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output24.9 kW/l / 0.547 bhp/cu in / 0.547 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque69.4 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 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 ratio124.0 kW/ton / 94.0 bhp/ton / 94.0 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 Riviera

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