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Chevrolet Citation Coupé

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Chevrolet Citation Coupé

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2838 cm3 / 173.2 cu in / 173.2 cu in, 99.2 kW / 133.0 hp / 133.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 197.0 N·m / 145.3 lb·ft / 145.3 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1981
ModelCitation CoupéIssued until
SerieCitationNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4488 mm / 176.7 in / 176.7 inTotal (curb) weight1022 kg / 2253 lb / 2253 lb
Width1735 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inDry weight
Height1349 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2664 mm / 104.9 in / 104.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance193 mm / 7.6 in / 7.6 inFuel capacity53 l / 11.7 UK gal / 14.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 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 TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supply1 Rochester carburettorEngine displacement2838 cm3 / 173.2 cu in / 173.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity473.00 cm3/cylinder / 28.864 cu in/cylinder / 28.864 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power99.2 kW / 133.0 hp / 133.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque197.0 N·m / 145.3 lb·ft / 145.3 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)39.7 kW / 53.2 hp / 53.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.0 kW/l / 0.768 bhp/cu in / 0.768 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque69.4 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.65

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio130.1 kW/ton / 98.6 bhp/ton / 98.6 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front5.5 x 13Wheels rear5.5 x 13
Tyres frontP185/80 R 13Tyres rearP185/80 R 13
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front247 mm / 9.7 in / 9.7 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Citation Coupé

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