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Pontiac Firebird SE

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 Pontiac Firebird SE

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2838 cm3 / 173.2 cu in / 173.2 cu in, 78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 196.0 N·m / 144.6 lb·ft / 144.6 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1982
ModelFirebird SEIssued until
SerieFirebirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5080 l / 179.40 cu ft / 179.40 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4770 mm / 187.8 in / 187.8 inTotal (curb) weight1336 kg / 2945 lb / 2945 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2565 mm / 101.0 in / 101.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance117 mm / 4.6 in / 4.6 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.3 UK gal / 16.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supply1 Ro E2SE carbEngine displacement2838 cm3 / 173.2 cu in / 173.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity473.00 cm3/cylinder / 28.864 cu in/cylinder / 28.864 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque196.0 N·m / 144.6 lb·ft / 144.6 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.6 kW/l / 0.606 bhp/cu in / 0.606 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque69.1 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio78.6 kW/ton / 59.5 bhp/ton / 59.5 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 PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.41Turning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,LongLeadArms, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontP205/70 R 14Tyres rearP205/70 R 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front267 mm / 10.5 in / 10.5 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Firebird SE

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