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Holden Commodore / Calais

VL Series

Specifications


Built:

151,801


Engines:


Transmissions:


Suspension:


Steering:


Brakes:

Calais, and Commodores with V8 and turbo engines: 4 wheel disc
Commodore Models (no V8 or Turbo): Front Disc, Rear Drums


Wheels / Tyres:

SL & Berlina Sedan: P185/75 HR 14
SL & Berlina Wagon: P185/75 HR 14
SL & Berlina with either Turbo or V8: P205/65 HR 15
Calais: P205/65 HR 15


Dimensions:

                             Sedan                 Wagon
(mm)                SL     Berlina   Calais     SL    Berlina           
Length             4766      4766     4766     4763     4763     
Width              1722      1722     1722     1722     1722
Height             1367      1363     1366     1389     1385    
Wheelbase          2668      2668     2668     2668     2668
Ground clearance    155.5     152.5    161.5    151.5    151.0


Fuel Consumption:

From RACQ, average for Manual 6: 11.1 L/100km
                       Automatic 6: 11.7 L/100km


Differential:


Weights:

(estimated kurb weight) (kg's)
 Model
                Base    Turbo    V8
SL sedan        1253     1294   1338
SL Wagon        1307     1348   1392    
Berlina Sedan   1292     1325   1360    
Berlina Wagon   1350     1383   1407
Calais          1354     1383   1407

Nissan RB30E 3.0L Straight Six

Capacity: 2.960L
Induction: EFI
Valvetrain: Overhead cam, 2 valves / cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm): 86.0 x 85.0
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Maximum Power: 114 kW
Maximum Torque: 247 Nm
Redline / Cutout:

Electronic spark control and closed loop idle speed control


Nissan RB30ET 3.0L Turbo straight six

RB30ET

same as above except

Compression ratio: 7.8:1
Maximum Power: 150 kW
Maximum Torque: 296 Nm

Water cooled Garrett AiResearch T3 turbocharger, different camshaft, new pistons, larger oil pump, detonation sensor, two mode fuel injection system, and pressure relief valve in the inlet manifold.

Larger diameter front and rear disc brakes plus Girlock's finned Corvette-style calipers at the front necessitated 15 inch wheels with power steering. Upgraded manual transmission with lower first, second and third ratios, revised automatic transmission minus torque converter lock-up and stronger four pinion differential.


Holden Engine Company (HEC) 4.9L V8

Capacity: 4.983L
Induction:
Valvetrain: Overhead valve, 2 valves / cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm): 101.6 x 78.6
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Maximum Power: 122 kW
Maximum Torque: 323 Nm
Redline / Cutout:


RB30ET pic courtesy of Lui.

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Last modified: 10 April 2003.

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