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Chevrolet Impala

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Chevrolet Impala

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder V engine, 3788 cm3 / 231.2 cu in / 231.2 cu in, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1978
ModelImpalaIssued until
SerieImpalaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5690 l / 200.94 cu ft / 200.94 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5400 mm / 212.6 in / 212.6 inTotal (curb) weight1610 kg / 3549 lb / 3549 lb
Width1940 mm / 76.4 in / 76.4 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2960 mm / 116.5 in / 116.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.36 m2 / 25.4 sq ft / 25.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.94 m2 / 10.2 sq ft / 10.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)23.4 kW / 31.4 hp / 31.4 hp (est.)

Engine

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 displacement3788 cm3 / 231.2 cu in / 231.2 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

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear 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 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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
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 frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Impala

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