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Chevrolet Astro Van

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Chevrolet Astro Van

8-seater minivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4293 cm3 / 262.0 cu in / 262.0 cu in, 137.0 kW / 183.7 hp / 183.7 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 338.0 N·m / 249.3 lb·ft / 249.3 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1998
ModelAstro VanIssued until
SerieAstroNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeminivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV)Number of seats8
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5550 l / 196.00 cu ft / 196.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4830 mm / 190.2 in / 190.2 inTotal (curb) weight1895 kg / 4178 lb / 4178 lb
Width1980 mm / 78.0 in / 78.0 inDry weight
Height1910 mm / 75.2 in / 75.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2830 mm / 111.4 in / 111.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)3.21 m2 / 34.6 sq ft / 34.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.61 m2 / 17.3 sq ft / 17.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)39.9 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyInjectionEngine displacement4293 cm3 / 262.0 cu in / 262.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity716.69 cm3/cylinder / 43.735 cu in/cylinder / 43.735 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power137.0 kW / 183.7 hp / 183.7 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque338.0 N·m / 249.3 lb·ft / 249.3 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.8 kW / 73.5 hp / 73.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output31.9 kW/l / 0.701 bhp/cu in / 0.701 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque78.7 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefour 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 ratio98.2 kW/ton / 74.4 bhp/ton / 74.4 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Astro Van

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