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Volvo 343 Automatic

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Volvo 343 Automatic

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1397 cm3 / 85.3 cu in / 85.3 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 107.0 N·m / 78.9 lb·ft / 78.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1974
Model343 AutomaticIssued until
Serie343Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4140 mm / 163.0 in / 163.0 inTotal (curb) weight943 kg / 2079 lb / 2079 lb
Width1661 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1392 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2395 mm / 94.3 in / 94.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1351 mm / 53.2 in / 53.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1379 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolvoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1397 cm3 / 85.3 cu in / 85.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity349.25 cm3/cylinder / 21.313 cu in/cylinder / 21.313 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque107.0 N·m / 78.9 lb·ft / 78.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.4 kW/l / 0.821 bhp/cu in / 0.821 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.6 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typecontinuously variable transmission (CVT)Number of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.84
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.51

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio74.2 kW/ton / 56.2 bhp/ton / 56.2 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearde Dion axle
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 343 Automatic

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