Buick Century (1978 - 1981)

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Details

Layout    
FR layout

Engine    
196 cu in (3.2 L) Buick V6
231 cu in (3.8 L) Buick V6
265 cu in (4.3 L) Pontiac V8
301 cu in (4.9 L) Pontiac V8
350 cu in (5.7 L) Oldsmobile diesel V8

Transmission    
3-speed THM200, 250, 350 automatic
3-speed manual
4-speed Saginaw manual

Dimensions
Wheelbase    
108.1 in (2,746 mm)
Length    
196 in (4,978 mm)
Curb weight    
3130-3425 lb

Buick Century on Wikipedia

 

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3791 cm3 / 231.4 cui, advertised power: 82 kW / 110 hp / 112 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 258 Nm / 190 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: shipping weight 1400 kg / 3086 lbs base curb weight: 1445 kg / 3186 lbs
top speed: 167 km/h (104 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 12.5© s; 0- 100 km/h 13.5© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.8© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 19 mpg (U.S.), 12.4 l/100km, 22.8 mpg (imp.), 8.1 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 15.1 l/100km / 18.7 mpg (imp.) / 15.5 mpg (U.S.) / 6.6 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3791 cm3 / 231.4 cui, advertised power: 82 kW / 110 hp / 112 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 258 Nm / 190 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1453 kg / 3203 lbs
top speed: 164 km/h (102 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 13.7© s; 0- 100 km/h 14.6© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19.5© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 22 mpg (U.S.), 10.7 l/100km, 26.4 mpg (imp.), 9.4 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 13.3 l/100km / 21.2 mpg (imp.) / 17.6 mpg (U.S.) / 7.5 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3791 cm3 / 231.4 cui, advertised power: 126.5 kW / 170 hp / 172 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 359 Nm / 265 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1510 kg / 3329 lbs
top speed: 173 km/h (108 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 8.6© s; 0- 100 km/h 9.1© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16.6© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 17.3 l/100km / 16.4 mpg (imp.) / 13.6 mpg (U.S.) / 5.8 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 4344 cm3 / 265.1 cui, advertised power: 89.5 kW / 120 hp / 122 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 285 Nm / 210 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: shipping weight 1447 kg / 3190 lbs base curb weight: 1505 kg / 3318 lbs
top speed: 171 km/h (106 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 12.6© s; 0- 100 km/h 13.5© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 20 mpg (U.S.), 11.8 l/100km, 24 mpg (imp.), 8.5 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 14.5 l/100km / 19.5 mpg (imp.) / 16.2 mpg (U.S.) / 6.9 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cui, advertised power: 104.5 kW / 140 hp / 142 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 325 Nm / 240 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1512 kg / 3333 lbs
top speed: 178 km/h (111 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 10.9© s; 0- 100 km/h 12.1© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.4© s
fuel consumption and mileage: 20 mpg (U.S.), 11.8 l/100km, 24 mpg (imp.), 8.5 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 15.2 l/100km / 18.6 mpg (imp.) / 15.4 mpg (U.S.) / 6.6 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5001 cm3 / 305.2 cui, advertised power: 115.5 kW / 155 hp / 157 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 325 Nm / 240 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1525 kg / 3362 lbs
top speed: 183 km/h (114 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 10.8© s; 0- 100 km/h 11.5© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 18 mpg (U.S.), 13.1 l/100km, 21.6 mpg (imp.), 7.7 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 15.6 l/100km / 18.1 mpg (imp.) / 15.1 mpg (U.S.) / 6.4 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3216 cm3 / 196.3 cui, advertised power: 78.5 kW / 105 hp / 107 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 217 Nm / 160 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: shipping weight 1385 kg / 3053 lbs base curb weight: 1430 kg / 3152 lbs
top speed: 166 km/h (103 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 13.1© s; 0- 100 km/h 14.1© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19.5© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 21 mpg (U.S.), 11.2 l/100km, 25.2 mpg (imp.), 8.9 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 13.8 l/100km / 20.4 mpg (imp.) / 17 mpg (U.S.) / 7.2 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3216 cm3 / 196.3 cui, advertised power: 78.5 kW / 105 hp / 107 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 217 Nm / 160 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1438 kg / 3170 lbs
top speed: 159 km/h (99 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 15© s; 0- 100 km/h 16.1© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 20.1© s
fuel consumption and mileage: 23 mpg (U.S.), 10.2 l/100km, 27.6 mpg (imp.), 9.8 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 13.1 l/100km / 21.5 mpg (imp.) / 17.9 mpg (U.S.) / 7.6 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3791 cm3 / 231.4 cui, advertised power: 86 kW / 115 hp / 117 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 258 Nm / 190 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1430 kg / 3152 lbs
top speed: 171 km/h (106 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 11.3© s; 0- 100 km/h 12© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.3© s
fuel consumption and mileage: 20 mpg (U.S.), 11.8 l/100km, 24 mpg (imp.), 8.5 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 13.6 l/100km / 20.8 mpg (imp.) / 17.3 mpg (U.S.) / 7.4 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3791 cm3 / 231.4 cui, advertised power: 86 kW / 115 hp / 117 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 258 Nm / 190 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1438 kg / 3170 lbs
top speed: 169 km/h (105 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 12.7© s; 0- 100 km/h 13.6© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 22 mpg (U.S.), 10.7 l/100km, 26.4 mpg (imp.), 9.4 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 14.4 l/100km / 19.6 mpg (imp.) / 16.3 mpg (U.S.) / 6.9 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cui, advertised power: 112 kW / 150 hp / 152 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 325 Nm / 240 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1480 kg / 3263 lbs
top speed: 182 km/h (113 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 11© s; 0- 100 km/h 11.7© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.1© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 20 mpg (U.S.), 11.8 l/100km, 24 mpg (imp.), 8.5 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 15.9 l/100km / 17.7 mpg (imp.) / 14.7 mpg (U.S.) / 6.3 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3791 cm3 / 231.4 cui, advertised power: 78 kW / 105 hp / 106 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 251 Nm / 185 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: shipping weight 1428 kg / 3148 lbs base curb weight: 1510 kg / 3329 lbs
top speed: 155 km/h (96 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 14.8© s; 0- 100 km/h 15.8© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 20© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 22 mpg (U.S.), 10.7 l/100km, 26.4 mpg (imp.), 9.4 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 14.3 l/100km / 19.7 mpg (imp.) / 16.4 mpg (U.S.) / 7 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5001 cm3 / 305.2 cui, advertised power: 100.5 kW / 135 hp / 137 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 325 Nm / 240 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: shipping weight 1536 kg / 3387 lbs base curb weight: 1557 kg / 3432 lbs
top speed: 170 km/h (106 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 12© s; 0- 100 km/h 12.8© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.7© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 15 mpg (U.S.), 15.7 l/100km, 18 mpg (imp.), 6.4 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 16.2 l/100km / 17.4 mpg (imp.) / 14.5 mpg (U.S.) / 6.2 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5001 cm3 / 305.2 cui, advertised power: 108 kW / 145 hp / 147 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 332 Nm / 245 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: shipping weight 1536 kg / 3387 lbs base curb weight: 1557 kg / 3432 lbs
top speed: 174 km/h (108 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 11.4© s; 0- 100 km/h 12.1© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.3© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 19 mpg (U.S.), 12.4 l/100km, 22.8 mpg (imp.), 8.1 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 16.5 l/100km / 17.1 mpg (imp.) / 14.2 mpg (U.S.) / 6 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5001 cm3 / 305.2 cui, advertised power: 119 kW / 160 hp / 162 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 325 Nm / 240 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1557 kg / 3432 lbs
top speed: 176 km/h (109 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 11.2© s; 0- 100 km/h 12© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.2© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 18 mpg (U.S.), 13.1 l/100km, 21.6 mpg (imp.), 7.7 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 16.4 l/100km / 17.2 mpg (imp.) / 14.3 mpg (U.S.) / 6.1 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cui, advertised power: 119 kW / 160 hp / 162 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 353 Nm / 260 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1590 kg / 3505 lbs
top speed: 180 km/h (112 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 10.2© s; 0- 100 km/h 10.8© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 17.5© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 15 mpg (U.S.), 15.7 l/100km, 18 mpg (imp.), 6.4 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 19 l/100km / 14.8 mpg (imp.) / 12.3 mpg (U.S.) / 5.3 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cui, advertised power: 126.5 kW / 170 hp / 172 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 373 Nm / 275 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1590 kg / 3505 lbs
top speed: 183 km/h (114 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 9.7© s; 0- 100 km/h 10.3© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 17.2© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 19 mpg (U.S.), 12.4 l/100km, 22.8 mpg (imp.), 8.1 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 19.2 l/100km / 14.7 mpg (imp.) / 12.2 mpg (U.S.) / 5.2 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 4344 cm3 / 265.1 cui, advertised power: 89 kW / 119 hp / 121 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 275 Nm / 203 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4996 mm / 196.7 in, width: 1808 mm / 71.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: shipping weight 1535 kg / 3384 lbs base curb weight: 1575 kg / 3472 lbs
top speed: 159 km/h (99 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 14.2© s; 0- 100 km/h 15.2© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19.9© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 21 mpg (U.S.), 11.2 l/100km, 25.2 mpg (imp.), 8.9 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 14.5 l/100km / 19.4 mpg (imp.) / 16.2 mpg (U.S.) / 6.9 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
diesel fuel engine with displacement: 5737 cm3 / 350.1 cui, advertised power: 78 kW / 105 hp / 106 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 271 Nm / 200 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1816 mm / 71.5 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1635 kg / 3604 lbs
top speed: 161 km/h (100 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 16.2© s; 0- 100 km/h 17.3© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 20.7© s
fuel consumption and mileage: 27 mpg (U.S.), 8.7 l/100km, 32.4 mpg (imp.), 11.5 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 11.4 l/100km / 24.7 mpg (imp.) / 20.6 mpg (U.S.) / 8.7 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cui, advertised power: 123 kW / 165 hp / 167 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 353 Nm / 260 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1834 mm / 72.2 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1587 kg / 3499 lbs
top speed: 180 km/h (112 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 9.9© s; 0- 100 km/h 10.6© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 17.4© s
fuel consumption and mileage: 15 mpg (U.S.), 15.7 l/100km, 18 mpg (imp.), 6.4 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 19 l/100km / 14.8 mpg (imp.) / 12.3 mpg (U.S.) / 5.3 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3216 cm3 / 196.3 cui, advertised power: 67 kW / 90 hp / 91 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 224 Nm / 165 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: shipping weight 1383 kg / 3048 lbs base curb weight: 1465 kg / 3230 lbs
top speed: 160 km/h (99 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 14.7© s; 0- 100 km/h 16.4© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 20.2© s
fuel consumption and mileage: 23 mpg (U.S.), 10.2 l/100km, 27.6 mpg (imp.), 9.8 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 13.8 l/100km / 20.5 mpg (imp.) / 17 mpg (U.S.) / 7.3 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3216 cm3 / 196.3 cui, advertised power: 71 kW / 95 hp / 97 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 210 Nm / 155 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4978 mm / 196 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1473 kg / 3247 lbs
top speed: 158 km/h (98 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 16.6© s; 0- 100 km/h 17.7© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 20.9© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: 21 mpg (U.S.), 11.2 l/100km, 25.2 mpg (imp.), 8.9 km/l EPA combined ratings; average estimated by a-c©: 13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg (imp.) / 17.8 mpg (U.S.) / 7.6 km/l

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