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Holden Commodore

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Holden Commodore

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4987 cm3 / 304.3 cu in / 304.3 cu in, 164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 385.0 N·m / 284.0 lb·ft / 284.0 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HoldenIssued from1978
ModelCommodoreIssued until
SerieCommodoreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHoldenCountryAU

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4850 mm / 190.9 in / 190.9 inTotal (curb) weight1380 kg / 3042 lb / 3042 lb
Width1795 mm / 70.7 in / 70.7 inDry weight
Height1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2730 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance145 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 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 constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.8 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.31
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4987 cm3 / 304.3 cu in / 304.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity623.38 cm3/cylinder / 38.041 cu in/cylinder / 38.041 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque385.0 N·m / 284.0 lb·ft / 284.0 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)65.9 kW / 88.4 hp / 88.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.0 kW/l / 0.726 bhp/cu in / 0.726 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.2 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio160.1 kW/ton / 121.3 bhp/ton / 121.3 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Panhard rod, Torsion bar, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Holden Commodore

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