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Vauxhall VX 2300 GLS

(1976 model)

Brief specs of 1976 Vauxhall VX 2300 GLS

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2279 cm3 / 139.1 cu in / 139.1 cu in, 80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VauxhallIssued from1976
ModelVX 2300 GLSIssued until
SerieVXNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVauxhallCountryUK,DE

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4585 mm / 180.5 in / 180.5 inTotal (curb) weight1280 kg / 2822 lb / 2822 lb
Width1715 mm / 67.5 in / 67.5 inDry weight
Height1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2654 mm / 104.5 in / 104.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1429 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance102 mm / 4.0 in / 4.0 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.95 m2 / 21.0 sq ft / 21.0 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVauxhallValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore97.5 mm / 3.84 in / 3.84 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.28
Fuel supply1 Ze-St carbEngine displacement2279 cm3 / 139.1 cu in / 139.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity569.75 cm3/cylinder / 34.768 cu in/cylinder / 34.768 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.2 kW / 43.2 hp / 43.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.3 kW/l / 0.776 bhp/cu in / 0.776 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.0 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.46

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.4 kW/ton / 63.9 bhp/ton / 63.9 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering 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 VX 2300 GLS

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