Holden VT Commodore Specifications

 

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Below are the specifications for the VT Commodore (1997-2000)

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Date of Introduction:

August 1997

 

Model Line-Up:

Commodore Executive Sedan

Commodore Executive Wagon

Commodore Acclaim Sedan

Commodore Acclaim Wagon

Commodore Equipe Sedan

Commodore Berlina Sedan

Commodore Berlina Wagon

Commodore S sedan

Commodore SS sedan

Calais Sedan

Commodore Ute

Commodore 50th Anniversary Sedan

Commodore 50th Anniversary Wagon

Calais 50th Anniversary Sedan

Commodore Olympic Edition Sedan

Commodore Olympic Edition Wagon

Commodore SS Ute.

Holden Statesman

Holden Statesman Caprice

 

Stock Holden VT Commodore

Engines with Specifications:

3.8 litre (ECOTec) V6:

Capacity: 3.79 litre

Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders

Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, arranged in a Vee

Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, with 2 valves per cylinder

Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Fuel Injection,

Bore and Stroke: 97 x 86mm

Power: 147kw at 5200rpm

Torque: 304Nm at 3600rpm

Compression Ratio: 9.4:1

 

3.8 litre (ECOTec) supercharged V6:

Capacity: 3.79 litre

Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders

Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, arranged in a Vee

Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, with 2 valves per cylinder

Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Fuel Injection,

Bore and Stroke: 97 x 86mm

Power: 171kw at 5200rpm

Torque: 375Nm at 3000rpm

Compression Ratio: 9.4:1

5.0 Litre V8 Engine (series 1):

Capacity: 4.987 litre

Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders

Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration

Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder

Fuel System: Electronic control port fuel injection, speed density fuel control, Bosch director plate style fuel injectors and Delco electronic control module

Bore and Stroke: 102 x 77mm

Power: 179kw at 4800rpm

Torque: 400Nm at 3600rpm

Compression Ratio: 8.4:1

 

5.0 Litre V8 Engine (HSV 195 enhanced) (series 1)

Capacity: 4.987 litre

Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders

Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration

Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder

Fuel System: Electronic control port fuel injection, speed density fuel control, Bosch director plate style fuel injectors and Delco electronic control module

Bore and Stroke: 102 x 77mm

Power: 195kw at 4600rpm

Torque: 430Nm at 3800rpm

Compression Ratio: 8.4:1

5.7 Litre Gen III

Capacity: 5.665 litre

Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders

Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration

Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder

Fuel System: Electronic control port fuel injection, speed density fuel control, Bosch director plate style fuel injectors and Delco electronic control module

Bore and Stroke: 99 x 92mm

Power: 220kw at 5000rpm

Torque: 446Nm at 4400rpm

Compression Ratio: 10.1:1

Transmissions (with Ratios):

GM Hydramatic 4L60-E 4 speed automatic

1st: 3.06:1

2nd: 1.63:1

3rd: 1.00:1

4th: 0.70:1

Reverse: 3.06:1

Getrag 5 speed manual Transmission (V6)

1st: 3.83:1

2nd: 2.19:1

3rd: 1.40:1

4th: 1.00:1

5th: 0.81:1

Reverse: 3.83:1

Getrag 5 speed manual Transmission (5.0L V8)

1st: 3.55:1

2nd: 2.04:1

3rd: 1.40:1

4th: 1.00:1

5th: 0.76:1

Reverse: 3.55:1

T56 6 Speed Manual Transmission (5.7L V8)

1st: 2.66:1

2nd: 1.78:1

3rd: 1.30:1

4th: 1.00:1

5th: 0.74:1

6th: 0.50:1

Reverse: 2.66:1

 

Rear Axle Ratios:

V6 and series I V8: 3.08:1

 Series II V8 auto: 3.07:1
Series II V8 manual: 3.46:1
Series II V8 HSV manual: 3.73:1
Series II V8 HSV GTS: 3.91:1

 

Chassis/ Construction:

Unitary construction (Monocoque)

 

Clutch:

Single, dry plate. Beleville diaphram spring. Mechanical cable operation, connected directly to pull fork throw-out lever

 

Suspension:

Front: MacPherson strut, incorporating wet sleeve shock absorbers. Direct acting stabiliser bar. Progressive rate coil springs.
Rear: Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). Semi-trailing arm. Progressive rate miniblock coil springs. Stabiliser bar.

 

Steering:

Type: Variable ratio rack & pinion. Variable power assist.

Brakes:

Front: Ventilated disc and finned twin-piston caliper.
Rear: Disc
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): Bosch 5.3

 

Electrical:

12 volt negative ground

 

Battery:

V6 75 min/350 amp nine plate

V8 80 min/400 amp eleven plate

 

Ignition System:

Breakerless high energy electronic ignition system.

 

Exhaust System:

V6: fabricated dual exhaust manifolds

V8: Cast iron dual exhaust manifolds with single crossover pipe. Single seam welded steel exhaust and tail pipe with two reverse flow mufflers

 

Wheels:

15 inch steel on Executive, Acclaim; 15 inch alloy wheels for Berlina; 16 inch alloy wheels for Calais and S; 17 inch alloy wheels for SS

 

Tyres:

P205/65 R15 95H for 15 inch wheels; P225/50 for 16 inch wheels; P235/45 for 17 inch wheels

 

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase: 2788- 2938 mm
Front track: 1569- 1569 mm
Rear track: 1587- 1587 mm
Overall length: 4882 -5040 mm
Overall width: 1842- 1847 mm
Overall height: 1450- 1545 mm

Kerb Weight: 1551 – 1671 kg

 

Turning Circle:

Turning circle: Sedan: 11.0m, Wagon: 11.5m
Turns lock to lock: 2.8

 

Fuel Tank Capacity:

75 Litres

Prices at Time of Introduction:

Executive sedan $29,940

Total number built:

303 895

 

Identification Information:

Major facelift with an all new rounded body shape featuring bumpers with a more flush fit with the rest of the car.

 

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