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Pontiac Sunbird Sport Safari Station Wagon

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Pontiac Sunbird Sport Safari Station Wagon

3-door 4-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 257.0 N·m / 189.6 lb·ft / 189.6 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1979
ModelSunbird Sport Safari Station WagonIssued until
SerieSunbirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4520 mm / 178.0 in / 178.0 inTotal (curb) weight1266 kg / 2791 lb / 2791 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2460 mm / 96.9 in / 96.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1374 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance124 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.86 m2 / 20.0 sq ft / 20.0 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 constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity631.83 cm3/cylinder / 38.557 cu in/cylinder / 38.557 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque257.0 N·m / 189.6 lb·ft / 189.6 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.3 kW / 46.0 hp / 46.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.6 kW/l / 0.497 bhp/cu in / 0.497 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque67.8 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio90.8 kW/ton / 68.8 bhp/ton / 68.8 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.4Turning circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft / 38.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Sunbird Sport Safari Station Wagon

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