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Buick Skyhawk

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Buick Skyhawk

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder V engine, 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1981
ModelSkyhawkIssued until
SerieSkyhawkNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4560 mm / 179.5 in / 179.5 inTotal (curb) weight1335 kg / 2943 lb / 2943 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in / 97.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.82 m2 / 19.6 sq ft / 19.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.73 m2 / 7.8 sq ft / 7.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.1 kW / 24.2 hp / 24.2 hp (est.)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)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 power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque


Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
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 Skyhawk


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