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Volvo 142 Grand Luxe Saloon Automatic

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Volvo 142 Grand Luxe Saloon Automatic

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1986 cm3 / 121.2 cu in / 121.2 cu in, 99.2 kW / 133.0 hp / 133.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 176.0 N·m / 129.8 lb·ft / 129.8 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1972
Model142 Grand Luxe Saloon AutomaticIssued until
Serie142Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4640 mm / 182.7 in / 182.7 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2620 mm / 103.1 in / 103.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity58 l / 12.8 UK gal / 15.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 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 valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolvoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement1986 cm3 / 121.2 cu in / 121.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity496.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power99.2 kW / 133.0 hp / 133.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque176.0 N·m / 129.8 lb·ft / 129.8 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)39.7 kW / 53.2 hp / 53.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.0 kW/l / 1.098 bhp/cu in / 1.098 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque88.6 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  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 ratio
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
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,TwinTrail Radius arms, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165 SR 15Tyres rear165 SR 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front272 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 inBrake diameter rear295 mm / 11.6 in / 11.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 142 Grand Luxe Saloon Automatic

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