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Chevrolet Cavalier

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2190 cm3 / 133.6 cu in / 133.6 cu in, 85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 183.0 N·m / 135.0 lb·ft / 135.0 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 14.0 l/100km / 20.2 mpg-UK / 16.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1997
ModelCavalierIssued until
SerieCavalierNumber made
Model familyCavalier Mk IIBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4420 l / 156.09 cu ft / 156.09 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)2269 l / 80.13 cu ft / 80.13 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4590 mm / 180.7 in / 180.7 inTotal (curb) weight1193 kg / 2630 lb / 2630 lb
Width1725 mm / 67.9 in / 67.9 inDry weight
Height1389 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity1416 kg / 3122 lb / 3122 lb
Wheelbase2644 mm / 104.1 in / 104.1 inGross (max.) weight2610 kg / 5754 lb / 5754 lb
Track front1463 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inTowing weight4266 kg / 9405 lb / 9405 lb
Track rear1433 mm / 56.4 in / 56.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance145 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity58 l / 12.7 UK gal / 15.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeLN2Total number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; aluminium headBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplySFiEngine displacement2190 cm3 / 133.6 cu in / 133.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity547.50 cm3/cylinder / 33.410 cu in/cylinder / 33.410 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque183.0 N·m / 135.0 lb·ft / 135.0 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.3 kW / 46.0 hp / 46.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.2 kW/l / 0.861 bhp/cu in / 0.861 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque83.6 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.58

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio96.4 kW/ton / 73.0 bhp/ton / 73.0 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)14.0 l/100km / 20.2 mpg-UK / 16.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions328 g/km / 527 g/mi / 527 g/mi (est.)
  Range411 km / 256 mi / 256 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering detailsPower assisted steering.
Turns lock-to-lock2.68Turning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6 x 14Wheels rear6 x 14
Tyres frontP195/70 R 14Tyres rearP195/70 R 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front260 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 inBrake diameter rear200 mm / 7.9 in / 7.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Cavalier

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