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Volvo 142 Grand Luxe Saloon Automatic


type 4/5S SAL
doors 2

Engine information

Bore × stroke 88.90 mm × 80.00 mm 3.5 in × 3.15 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 2 litre 1986 cc (121.193 cu in)
Engine type SOHC
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 8 valves in total
Engine construction cast iron block & head
Sump Wet sumped
Compression ratio 10.50:1
Fuel system Bo fuel inj.
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 1113.6 kPa (161.5 psi)
Specific torque 88.62 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm 6000 rpm
Main bearings 5
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 1.11
Unitary capacity 496.5 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2620 mm
wheelbase 103.1 in
Length (milimeters) 4640 mm
Length (inches) 182.7 in
Width (milimeters) 1730 mm
Width (inches) 68.1 in
Height (milimeters) 1440 mm
Height (inches) 56.7 in
L:W ratio 1.77
Ground clearance (milimeters) 180 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 7.1 in
Kerb weight (kilograms)
Kerb weight (pounds)
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 58 litres
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 12.8 UK Ga
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 15.3 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Steering worm & roller
Turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle 10.00 m
Tyres 165 SR 15
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Brake ∅ 272 mm
Braked area
Transmission 3A
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio

General information

RAC rating 19.6
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1972 Volvo 142 Grand Luxe Saloon Automatic PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1972

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