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Pontiac Firebird 3.8

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8

2-door 4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder V engine, 3785 cm3 / 231.0 cu in / 231.0 cu in, 148.0 kW / 198.5 hp / 198.5 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1997
ModelFirebird 3.8Issued until
SerieFirebirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5080 l / 179.40 cu ft / 179.40 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4920 mm / 193.7 in / 193.7 inTotal (curb) weight1505 kg / 3318 lb / 3318 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity58 l / 12.8 UK gal / 15.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.91  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.85 m2 / 9.1 sq ft / 9.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.0 kW / 28.2 hp / 28.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
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 supplyInjectionEngine displacement3785 cm3 / 231.0 cu in / 231.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity631.91 cm3/cylinder / 38.562 cu in/cylinder / 38.562 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power148.0 kW / 198.5 hp / 198.5 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.2 kW / 79.4 hp / 79.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.1 kW/l / 0.859 bhp/cu in / 0.859 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.6 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio133.6 kW/ton / 101.2 bhp/ton / 101.2 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Firebird 3.8

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