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Volvo 244 DL D6 Estate

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Volvo 244 DL D6 Estate

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), diesel 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2383 cm3 / 145.4 cu in / 145.4 cu in, 61.1 kW / 81.9 hp / 81.9 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1979
Model244 DL D6 EstateIssued until
Serie244Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4880 mm / 192.1 in / 192.1 inTotal (curb) weight1420 kg / 3131 lb / 3131 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in / 104.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
FueldieselStroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyBo VE diesel inj.Engine displacement2383 cm3 / 145.4 cu in / 145.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity397.17 cm3/cylinder / 24.237 cu in/cylinder / 24.237 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio23.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power61.1 kW / 81.9 hp / 81.9 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.4 kW / 32.8 hp / 32.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.6 kW/l / 0.563 bhp/cu in / 0.563 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque58.8 N·m/l / 0.51 lb·ft/cu in / 0.51 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 ratio57.8 kW/ton / 43.8 bhp/ton / 43.8 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-lock3.5Turning circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, 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 D6 Estate

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