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Buick
Century
(1989)




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Marque (make)Image of Buick Century
Buick
SerieCentury
Model family
ModelCentury
Model code
Issued from1989
Issued until
Country of originUS
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors4
Number of seats5
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2664 / 104.9 / 104.9
Track front [mm / in / in]1491 / 58.7 / 58.7
Track rear [mm / in / in]1440 / 56.7 / 56.7
Length [mm / in / in]4801 / 189.0 / 189.0
Width [mm / in / in]1763 / 69.4 / 69.4
Height [mm / in / in]1364 / 53.7 / 53.7
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1266 / 2791 / 2791
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]2.04 / 22.0 / 22.0 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerGM
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders6
Total number of valves12
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]94.0 / 3.70 / 3.70
Stroke [mm / in / in]80.3 / 3.16 / 3.16
Bore/Stroke ratio1.17
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]3344 / 204.1 / 204.1
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]557.33 / 34.010 / 34.010
Compression ratio9.0
Fuel supply
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converteryes
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]119.3 / 160.0 / 160.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5200 / 5200 / 5200
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]251.0 / 185.1 / 185.1
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]2000 / 2000 / 2000
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]47.7 / 64.0 / 64.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]35.7 / 0.784 / 0.784
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]75.1 / 0.66 / 0.66

Transmission

 
Transmission typeautomatic
Number of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio
Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]126.4 / 95.8 / 95.8
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]193 / 120 / 120
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignment
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Trailing arm
Suspension rearTorsion barA
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes front
Brakes rear
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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