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Volvo 740 GL

(1983 model)

Brief specs of 1983 Volvo 740 GL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2316 cm3 / 141.3 cu in / 141.3 cu in, 83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 192.0 N·m / 141.6 lb·ft / 141.6 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1983
Model740 GLIssued until
Serie740Number 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

Length4785 mm / 188.4 in / 188.4 inTotal (curb) weight1269 kg / 2798 lb / 2798 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 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; light alloy headBore96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supply1 Pierburg carbEngine displacement2316 cm3 / 141.3 cu in / 141.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity579.00 cm3/cylinder / 35.333 cu in/cylinder / 35.333 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque192.0 N·m / 141.6 lb·ft / 141.6 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.5 kW / 22.1 hp / 22.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.0 kW/l / 0.792 bhp/cu in / 0.792 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.9 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.60 s / 7.60 s / 7.60 sTop (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio88.3 kW/ton / 66.9 bhp/ton / 66.9 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 & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Panhard rod, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/70 R 14Tyres rear185/70 R 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 740 GL

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