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Pontiac Firebird Coupe

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Pontiac Firebird Coupe

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1996
ModelFirebird CoupeIssued 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

Length4968 mm / 195.6 in / 195.6 inTotal (curb) weight1502 kg / 3311 lb / 3311 lb
Width1892 mm / 74.5 in / 74.5 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2568 mm / 101.1 in / 101.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1542 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1539 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity59 l / 12.9 UK gal / 15.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.93  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 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 constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity631.83 cm3/cylinder / 38.557 cu in/cylinder / 38.557 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.6 kW / 80.0 hp / 80.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.3 kW/l / 0.864 bhp/cu in / 0.864 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque80.5 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
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 ratio133.2 kW/ton / 100.9 bhp/ton / 100.9 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Upper & lower wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontP105/70-R14Tyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Firebird Coupe

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