VK Holden specs

From Holdenpaedia
Jump to: navigation, search

 

 

Models:

  • SL
  • Executive
  • Berlina
  • Vacationer
  • SS Group 3
  • Calias
  • Director

Production:

February 1984–February 1986

 

Assembly:

Elizabeth, South Australia, Australia

Built:

135,705

  • 119,909 local
  • 739 export
  • 14,190 CKD export

Engines:

These were the Holden Black engines.

  • 3.3l Carby Straight six (EST)
  • 3.3L EFI Straight six
  • 5.0L V8 (4.9L after June 1985)

Transmissions:

  • Four-speed manual: M21
  • Five-speed manual: Borg Warner M76 (on 3.3L only)
  • Three-speed automatic: Trimatic

Suspension:

  • Front: Mac Pherson struts, stabilizer bar
  • Rear: live axle

Steering:

Type: rack & pinion, power assistance optional

Brakes:

  • Front: Discs
  • Rear: drum, discs for the V8

Wheels / Tyres:

195/70 R14 for lesser models. 205/60 R15 for Calais.

Differential:

On late 3.3L's: Borg Warner 78 with a revised ratio of 3.23:1

 

Dimensions:

Wheelbase - 2668mm

Length - 4714mm

Width - 1722mm

Height - 1360-1378mm

 

Curb Weight:

1220–1366 kg

 

Fuel capacity:

63 L

Acceleration:

SL 3.3L (carby): 0 - 100 km/h = 11.2 secs; 400m = 17.7 secs

 


Holden Black 3.3L straight six:

Capacity: 3.3L
Induction: Carburetor
Valvetrain: Overhead valves, 2 valves / cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm): 92.1 x 82.5
Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
Maximum Power: 86kW @ 4200 rpm
Maximum Torque: 232 Nm @ 2600 rpm

 

Holden Black 3.3L EFI straight six:

Capacity: 3.3L
Induction: EFI
Valvetrain: Overhead valves, 2 valves / cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm): 92.1 x 82.5
Compression Ratio:
Maximum Power: 109kW
Maximum Torque: 266Nm


Holden Black 5.0L (later 4.9L) V8

Capacity: 5.0L (4.9L after June 1985)
Induction: Carburetor
Valvetrain: Overhead valves, 2 valves / cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm): 101.6 x 76.7
Compression Ratio: 8.8
Maximum Power: 117kW
Maximum Torque: 319Nm @ 2400rpm


The L31 5.0L V8 was replaced by the LV2 4.9L in June 1985. This was to help Commodore in the Group A racing, because it could shed 75kg of weight by now being under 5.0 L. The LV2 is still referred to being 5.0L in most places. Holden quotes the same power figures for both engines.


 

It seems the v8 models all came with 4 wheel disk brakes. Which makes it easier to tell if it was a v8 originally from the factory.