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1981 Buick Regal Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Front Wheel
Body / Chassis : Separate body and frame
Production Years for Series : 1978 - 1987
Price : $7,555-$8,530
Weight : 3190 lbs | 1446.96 kg

Power

V 6
Displacement : 3785 cc | 231.0 cu in. | 3.8 L.
Power : 110 HP (80.96 KW) @ 3800 RPM
Torque :190 Ft-Lbs (258 NM) @ 1600 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 8.0:1
Main Bearings : 4
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Rochester 2-barrel carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 4343 cc | 265.0 cu in. | 4.3 L.
Power : 119 HP (87.584 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque :203 Ft-Lbs (275 NM) @ 2000 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Compression : 8.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Rochester 2-barrel carburetor
Turbocharged V 6
Displacement : 3785 cc | 231.0 cu in. | 3.8 L.
Power : 170 HP (125.12 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque :275 Ft-Lbs (373 NM) @ 1600 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 8.0:1
Main Bearings : 4
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Rochester 4-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
Automatic Turbo Hydramatic

Gear Ratios

1st Gear : 2.74:1
2nd Gear : 1.57:1
3rd Gear : 1.00:1
4th Gear : 0.67:1

Production Figures

Total Buick Production for 1981 : 856,996
Total 1981 Regal production : 123,848
1981 Buick Regal
Limited Coupe 2 dr. 6 P : 116,352

Dimensions

Coupe
Fuel Capacity : 18.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.6 in | 5095 mm.
Width : 71.5 in | 1816 mm.
Height : 54.1 in | 1374 mm.
Wheelbase : 108.1 in | 2746 mm.
Front Track : 58.5 in | 1486 mm.
Rear Track : 57.8 in | 1468 mm.

Sport Coupe
Price : $8,530
Weight : 3260 lbs | 1478.711 kg
Fuel Capacity : 18.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.6 in | 5095 mm.
Width : 71.5 in | 1816 mm.
Height : 54.1 in | 1374 mm.
Wheelbase : 108.1 in | 2746 mm.
Front Track : 58.5 in | 1486 mm.
Rear Track : 57.8 in | 1468 mm.

Limited Coupe
Price : $8,025
Weight : 3230 lbs | 1465.103 kg
Fuel Capacity : 18.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.6 in | 5095 mm.
Width : 71.5 in | 1816 mm.
Height : 54.1 in | 1374 mm.
Wheelbase : 108.1 in | 2746 mm.
Front Track : 58.5 in | 1486 mm.
Rear Track : 57.8 in | 1468 mm.

Handling

Steering
Recirculating Ball

Brakes
Front Brakes : Disc
Rear Brakes : Drum

Tires / Wheels
Tires : P195/75R14 SBR

Optional Tires
Tires : P205/70R14 SBR

Recall

Component

WHEELS

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID81V009000
SummaryTHE STEEL USED IN SOME COMPACT SPARE WHEELS IS TOO THIN. WHILE IN SERVICE THE WHEEL MAY FRACTURE, RESULTING IN A PARTIAL OR COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL AND TIRE FROM THE VEHICLE.
RemedySPARE WHEELS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNERS WITHIN 60 DAYS OF RECALL NOTIFICATION.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH LIMITED SLIP AXLES ANDCOMPACT SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; COMPACT SPARE WHEEL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OCCURS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

Component

SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19770801
NHTSA Campaign ID81V025000
SummaryTHE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE LOWER REAR CONTROL ARM TO THE FRAME MAY FRACTURE. THE REAR CONTROL ARM SUPPORTS AND POSITIONS THE REAR AXLE. FRACTURE OF THE BOLTS WOULD ALLOW THE CONTROL ARM TO DROP FREE.
RemedyBOTH REAR CONTROL ARM ATTACHMENT BOLTS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesSYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE FRACTURE OCCURS WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION,IT COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

Component

WHEELS:HUBCAP/COVER

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19800901
NHTSA Campaign ID81V036000
Summary'TX' HEAVY DUTY WHEELS MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH LAMINATED STEEL. THE WHEEL DISC MAY FRACTURE AND THE WHEEL AND TIRE COULD PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
RemedyTHE DEFECTIVE WHEELS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 'TX'HEAVY DUTY WHEELS.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; WHEELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OF WHEEL AND TIRE FROM VEHICLE OCCURSWHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL ANDHAVE AN ACCIDENT.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021
1981 Averages
Avg. Household Income : $11,660
Avg. Home : $96,240
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $1.25
Avg. Stamp : $0

The 1981 Buick Regal measures 71.50 inches in width, The 1981 Buick Regal measures 200.60 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 108.10 inches.


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