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Volvo 244 DL

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Volvo 244 DL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 5-cylinder 10-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1986 cm3 / 121.2 cu in / 121.2 cu in, 72.3 kW / 97.0 hp / 97.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 157.0 N·m / 115.8 lb·ft / 115.8 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1979
Model244 DLIssued 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

Length4900 mm / 192.9 in / 192.9 inTotal (curb) weight1270 kg / 2800 lb / 2800 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2640 mm / 103.9 in / 103.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel 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 cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves10
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supply1 SU carbEngine displacement1986 cm3 / 121.2 cu in / 121.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings6Unitary capacity397.20 cm3/cylinder / 24.239 cu in/cylinder / 24.239 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power72.3 kW / 97.0 hp / 97.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque157.0 N·m / 115.8 lb·ft / 115.8 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.9 kW / 38.8 hp / 38.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.4 kW/l / 0.800 bhp/cu in / 0.800 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.0 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio76.4 kW/ton / 57.9 bhp/ton / 57.9 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 & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.3Turning circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,2Trail Radius arms, Transverse leaf springB, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 244 DL

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