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Figures & Specs: Volvo 242 GT 2.3 - [1979]

Volvo 242 Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Volvo 242 Engine:

The Saloon version of the 242 model has a 2316 cc (141.3 ci) 8 valve Straight 4 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

Volvo 242 Transmission:

This particular Volvo 242 GT 2.3 has a 4 speed / Manual gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

Volvo 242 Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Volvo 242 Power:

The 242's 2316 cc (141.3 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 138 bhp (102 kW) @ 5750 rpm.

Volvo 242 Torque:

The Volvo 242 produces torque measuring 141 lb-ft (191.1 Nm) @ 4500 rpm.

Volvo 242 Power to Weight:

The 242 weighs around 1320 kg (2910 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 104.5 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 106.8 lb-ft of torque per ton.

Volvo 242 Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

Volvo 242 Top Speed:

The Volvo 242 GT 2.3 - [1979] has a top speed of 113 mph (181.8 kph)

Volvo 242 Acceleration:

This 242 accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 9.8 seconds or 0-100kph in 10.1s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 15.13 seconds with a trap speed of 78.7 mph.

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Volvo 242 GT 2.3 - [1979]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1979 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 2316 cc (141.3 ci) 8 Valve
  • Engine Formation: Straight 4
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 113 mph (181.8 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 9.8 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 10.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 138 bhp (102 kW) @ 5750 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1320 kgs (2910 lbs)
  • Torque: 141 lb-ft (191.1 Nm) @ 4500 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 17.30 secs @ 78.7 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 104.5 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 106.8 lb-ft
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