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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupé

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupé

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5002 cm3 / 305.2 cu in / 305.2 cu in, 108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 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 from1978
ModelMonte Carlo CoupéIssued until
SerieMonte CarloNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5090 mm / 200.4 in / 200.4 inTotal (curb) weight1430 kg / 3153 lb / 3153 lb
Width1816 mm / 71.5 in / 71.5 inDry weight
Height1369 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2746 mm / 108.1 in / 108.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity66 l / 14.6 UK gal / 17.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.85  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore94.9 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5002 cm3 / 305.2 cu in / 305.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity625.25 cm3/cylinder / 38.155 cu in/cylinder / 38.155 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.2 kW / 58.0 hp / 58.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.6 kW/l / 0.475 bhp/cu in / 0.475 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.4 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) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.29

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio101.4 kW/ton / 76.8 bhp/ton / 76.8 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupé

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