Holden Commodore VK Technical Specifications

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Holden Commodore VK Technical Specifications

Holden Commodore VK Sedan
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1984 - 1986
  • Number Built: 135,705 (including HDT)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Commodore SL Sedan: $11,152
    • Commodore Berlina Sedan: $13,994
    • Holden Calais: $19,315
  • Models:
    • Commodore SL Sedan
    • Commodore SL Station Wagon
    • Commodore Executive Sedan
    • Commodore Executive Station Wagon
    • Commodore Berlina Sedan
    • Commodore Berlina Station Wagon
    • Commodore SS Sedan
    • Holden Calais Sedan
    • (Note: The Calais was never referred to as a "Commodore", hence the exclusion)
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • February, 1984
  • To Identify:
    • Additional side windows added to rear doors near roof pillar
    • Grille re-design featuring 3 vertical louvre design
    • New polypropylene bumper
    • Lower front panels integrated to bumper
    • Redesign of Holden logo and emblem, and mounted upper left side of grille (model dependent)
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 4714mm (Calais: 4713.5mm)
    • Total Width: 1722mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1378mm (Calais: 1360mm)
    • Wheelbase: 2668mm
    • Front Track: 1451mm
    • Rear Track: 1416mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Commodore SL: 1220kg
    • Commodore Executive: 1231kg
    • Commodore Berlina: 1265kg
    • Holden Calais: 1366kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • 10.2 metres (Power Assisted: 10.70 metres)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 63 litres
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Fuel gauge
    • Temperature gauge
    • Oil gauge
    • Voltmeter gauge
    • Vacuum gauge
    • Tachometer (Berlina and Calais)
    • Trip Computer (Calais)
  • 3.3 litre 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 3.298 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv
    • Fuel System: GM Strasbourg twin-barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 92.1 x 82.5mm
    • Power: 86kw at 4200rpm
    • Torque: 232Nm at 2600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • 3.3 litre EFI 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 3.298 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv
    • Fuel System: Bosch LEII-Jetronic fuel-injection
    • Bore and Stroke: 92.1 x 82.5mm
    • Power: 106kw at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 266Nm at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • 5.0 Litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 5.044 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: Rochester Quadrajet 4 barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 101.6 x 77.8mm
    • Power: 126kw at 4400rpm (dual exhaust )
    • Torque: 361Nm at 2800rpm (dual exhaust )
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 5.0 Litre V5H V8 (Manual) Engine:
    • Capacity: 5.044 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: Rochester Quadrajet 4 barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 101.6 x 77.8mm
    • Power: 177kw at 4800rpm (dual exhaust )
    • Torque: 419Nm at 3500rpm (dual exhaust )
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt negative ground
    • Battery: AS2049, L6 80 min/215 amp; V8 75 min/235 amp
  • Exhaust:
    • 3.3 L6 EST: Single piece cast iron split heder connected in cylinder sequence 1,2,3 and 4,5,6; single flange, dual outlet
    • 3.3 L6 EFI: Fabricated tuned length stainless steel tubular, with three branches connected in cylinder sequence 1 & 6, 2 & 5, 3 & 4
    • 5.0 V8: Single piece cast iron left/right per bank, single outlet per bank
    • 5.0 V8 V5H: Low restriction exhaust system with white head proof coated headers
  • 4 speed MC6 SL Manual Transmission
    • 1st: 3.50:1
    • 2nd: 2.02:1
    • 3rd: 1.41:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.57:1
  • 5 speed M76 EST Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.24:1
    • 2nd: 1.96:1
    • 3rd: 1.26:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • 5th: 0.79:1
    • Reverse: 3.37:1
  • 4 speed M21 V8 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 1.83:1
    • 3rd: 1.38:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • 3 speed TriMatic for 3.3 EST, EFI and 5.0 V8:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • Clutch:
    • GMH Single dry plate beleville diaphram spring actuation type
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.08 standard across entire range
  • Optional Gear Box Ratios:
    • G70: 2.60:1
    • GV4: 3.36:1
    • G80: Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
    • GM5: 3.89:1 (for export to New Zealand only, not available on Calais)
    • GU5: 3.23:1 (This ratio was introduced during production)
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • Calais 3.3 EFI 3 speed automatic:
      • 1st: 86 km/h
      • 2nd: 136 km/h
      • 3rd: 183 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 11.0 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.8 seconds
    • Berlina 3.3 EST 5 speed manual:
      • 1st: 63 km/h
      • 2nd: 104 km/h
      • 3rd: 161 km/h
      • 4th: 175 km/h
      • 5th: 175 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 12.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.8 seconds
    • Calais 5.0 V8 4 speed manual:
      • 1st: 80 km/h
      • 2nd: 111 km/h
      • 3rd: 147 km/h
      • 4th: 203 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 8.5 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.3 seconds
    • Calais 5.0 V8 3 speed automatic:
      • 1st: 79 km/h
      • 2nd: 91 km/h
      • 3rd: 190 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 9.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.7 seconds
    • Calais Director 4.9 170kw V8 5 speed manual:
      • 1st: 74 km/h
      • 2nd: 114 km/h
      • 3rd: 165 km/h
      • 4th: 220 km/h
      • 5th: 237 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 7.0 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 14.6 seconds
    • Calais Director 4.9 196kw V8 5 speed manual:
      • 1st: 70 km/h
      • 2nd: 109 km/h
      • 3rd: 160 km/h
      • 4th: 207 km/h
      • 5th: 242 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 6.9 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 14.9 seconds
    • Commodore 5.0 V8 SS 5 speed manual:
      • 1st: 75 km/h
      • 2nd: 105 km/h
      • 3rd: 139 km/h
      • 4th: 192 km/h
      • 5th: 217 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 7.6 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 15.5 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent MacPherson strut, coil springs, wet sleeve shocks and stabiliser bar
    • Rear: Salisbury type rear axle, rigid axle, trailing arm with 5 links, panhard rod, progressive rate coil springs and telescopic shocks.
  • Steering:
    • SL: Rack and pinion, turning circle 10.2 metres
    • Executive, Berlina and Calais: Power hydraulically assisted rack and pinion, turning circle 10.7 metres
  • Brakes:
    • Front: 268mm vented disc with single piston, sliding head and lightweight caliper
    • Rear:
      • SL, Executive and Berlina: 230mm self-adjusting leading trailing shoe drum
      • Calais, SS and V8 optioned: 274mm solid disc, fitted with light weight caliper
  • Wheels:
    • Commodore SL and Executive: 5.50JJ x 14 ventilated pressed steel wheels
    • Commodore Berlina: 6.00JJ x 14 ventilated pressed steel wheels
    • Commodore SS: Honeycomb patterned styled cast alloy 6.00JJ x 15
    • Holden Calais: Styled cast alloy 6.00JJ x 15
  • Tyres:
    • Commodore SL and Executive: BR78S14 4 P/R steel belted radials
    • Commodore Berlina: CR78S14 4P/R steel belted radials
    • Holden Calais: P205/60H15 6P/R steel belted radials
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