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Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS

4-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2279 cm3 / 139.1 cu in / 139.1 cu in, 100.7 kW / 135.0 hp / 135.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 182.0 N·m / 134.2 lb·ft / 134.2 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VauxhallIssued from1978
ModelChevette 2300 HSIssued until
SerieChevetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVauxhallCountryUK,DE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3993 mm / 157.2 in / 157.2 inTotal (curb) weight1014 kg / 2235 lb / 2235 lb
Width1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 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) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerVauxhallValves per cylinder4
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 supplyEngine displacement2279 cm3 / 139.1 cu in / 139.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity569.75 cm3/cylinder / 34.768 cu in/cylinder / 34.768 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power100.7 kW / 135.0 hp / 135.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque182.0 N·m / 134.2 lb·ft / 134.2 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.4 kW / 56.9 hp / 56.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.2 kW/l / 0.971 bhp/cu in / 0.971 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.9 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) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 sPower-to-weight ratio133.1 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs, Radius arms, Panhard rod
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS

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