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Vauxhall Chevette L

(1975 model)

Brief specs of 1975 Vauxhall Chevette L

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1256 cm3 / 76.6 cu in / 76.6 cu in, 42.5 kW / 57.0 hp / 57.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 89.0 N·m / 65.6 lb·ft / 65.6 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VauxhallIssued from1975
ModelChevette LIssued until
SerieChevetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVauxhallCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4030 l / 142.32 cu ft / 142.32 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3945 mm / 155.3 in / 155.3 inTotal (curb) weight846 kg / 1865 lb / 1865 lb
Width1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inDry weight
Height1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2395 mm / 94.3 in / 94.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.75 m2 / 18.8 sq ft / 18.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVauxhallValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke61.0 mm / 2.40 in / 2.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supply1 Ze-St carbEngine displacement1256 cm3 / 76.6 cu in / 76.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity314.00 cm3/cylinder / 19.161 cu in/cylinder / 19.161 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power42.5 kW / 57.0 hp / 57.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque89.0 N·m / 65.6 lb·ft / 65.6 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.0 kW / 22.8 hp / 22.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.8 kW/l / 0.744 bhp/cu in / 0.744 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.9 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio67.4 kW/ton / 51.1 bhp/ton / 51.1 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Vauxhall Chevette L

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