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Volvo 244 GL

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Volvo 244 GL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2127 cm3 / 129.8 cu in / 129.8 cu in, 79.8 kW / 107.0 hp / 107.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1974
Model244 GLIssued until
Serie244Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4897 mm / 192.8 in / 192.8 inTotal (curb) weight1284 kg / 2831 lb / 2831 lb
Width1707 mm / 67.2 in / 67.2 inDry weight
Height1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2639 mm / 103.9 in / 103.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 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 constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supply1 St carbEngine displacement2127 cm3 / 129.8 cu in / 129.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity531.75 cm3/cylinder / 32.449 cu in/cylinder / 32.449 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power79.8 kW / 107.0 hp / 107.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.9 kW / 42.8 hp / 42.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.5 kW/l / 0.825 bhp/cu in / 0.825 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.9 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.3 kW/ton / 63.1 bhp/ton / 63.1 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, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 244 GL

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