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Pontiac Catalina Safari

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Pontiac Catalina Safari

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6586 cm3 / 401.9 cu in / 401.9 cu in, 138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 434.0 N·m / 320.1 lb·ft / 320.1 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1977
ModelCatalina SafariIssued until
SerieCatalinaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5453 mm / 214.7 in / 214.7 inTotal (curb) weight1844 kg / 4065 lb / 4065 lb
Width1923 mm / 75.7 in / 75.7 inDry weight
Height1351 mm / 53.2 in / 53.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2944 mm / 115.9 in / 115.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1628 mm / 64.1 in / 64.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.85  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 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 ManufacturerPontiacValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore110.5 mm / 4.35 in / 4.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.8 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supply1 Rochester M4MC carburettorEngine displacement6586 cm3 / 401.9 cu in / 401.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity823.25 cm3/cylinder / 50.238 cu in/cylinder / 50.238 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque434.0 N·m / 320.1 lb·ft / 320.1 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.9 kW/l / 0.460 bhp/cu in / 0.460 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque65.9 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) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio100.3 kW/ton / 76.0 bhp/ton / 76.0 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,Trail Radius arms, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontGR78 x 15Tyres rearGR78 x 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Catalina Safari

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