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Chevrolet Biscayne

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Chevrolet Biscayne

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5736 cm3 / 350.0 cu in / 350.0 cu in, 123.0 kW / 164.9 hp / 164.9 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 380.0 N·m / 280.3 lb·ft / 280.3 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1972
ModelBiscayneIssued until
SerieBiscayneNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA


Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5585 mm / 219.9 in / 219.9 inTotal (curb) weight1892 kg / 4171 lb / 4171 lb
Width2019 mm / 79.5 in / 79.5 inDry weight
Height1374 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3086 mm / 121.5 in / 121.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1628 mm / 64.1 in / 64.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance145 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity87 l / 19.1 UK gal / 23.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.36 m2 / 25.4 sq ft / 25.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5736 cm3 / 350.0 cu in / 350.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity717.00 cm3/cylinder / 43.754 cu in/cylinder / 43.754 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power123.0 kW / 164.9 hp / 164.9 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque380.0 N·m / 280.3 lb·ft / 280.3 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)49.2 kW / 66.0 hp / 66.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.4 kW/l / 0.471 bhp/cu in / 0.471 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.2 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.73


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio87.2 kW/ton / 66.1 bhp/ton / 66.1 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.9Turning circle14.2 m / 46.6 ft / 46.6 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Biscayne


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