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Top : Buick Resource : Production Information : 1990's :
1999 Park Avenue

1999 Buick Park Avenue Specifications

3800 Series II Supercharged V-6
3800 Series II V-6
(Std.) (Park Avenue)
Series II Supercharged 3800 V-6 (Std.) (Ultra)
Type90o V-690o V-6
Bore and Stroke (in.)3.80 x 3.403.80 x 3.40
Piston Displacement (cu. in.)231231
Cylinder Head and Block MaterialCast Iron/Cast IronCast Iron/Cast Iron
Compression Ratio9.4:18.5:1
Net Horsepower @ Engine rpm205 @ 5200240 @ 5200
Net Torque (lbs-ft) @ Engine rpm230 @ 4000280 @ 3600
Recommended FuelUnleaded RegularUnleaded Premium
Fuel ManagementSequential-Port Fuel InjectionSupercharged Sequential-Port Fuel Injection
Oil Capacity (qts)4 (5 w/filter)4 (5 w/filter)
EPA Fuel Economy Rating, City/Hwy (Projected)19/2818/27
Steering Gear Type (Park Avenue)Power Rack and Pinion
Steering Gear Type (Ultra)Magnetic Variable Effort
Overall Ratio17.0:1/15.4:1
Number of Wheel Turns (stop to stop)2.93/3.15**
Turning Diameter (ft) (curb to curb) (L/R)39.4/40.0
Tie Rods, Number2
**Ultra and Y56 package
Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
TypeFour-Speed with Electronically Controlled Capacity Clutch
Selector PatternPRNDD21
Gear Ratio (each times converter ratio)
Final Drive Ratio
Capacity - Dry (pts)14.8
Power Brake TypePower Front Disc/Rear Disc Anti-Lock System
Self-Adjusting FeatureStandard
Hydraulic System TypeProportioning
Effective Area Total (sq. in.)40.9
Gross Lining Area Total (sq. in.)52.7
Swept Area Total (sq. in.)397.9
Rotor Diameter/Thickness (in.)Front:11.85/1.26
Rear: 10.94/.43
Rotor Material and Type (F/R)Cast Iron - Vented
Cast Iron - Solid
Brake Lining Material, Front and RearSemi-Metallic
Front Lining
Outboard (in.)
Inboard (in.)
4.96 x 1.85 x .50
4.96 x 1.85 x .50
Rear Lining
Outboard (in.)
Inboard (in.)
3.57 x 1.33 x .35
3.57 x 1.33 x .35
Front Suspension TypeMacPherson Strut
Shock Absorbers, Front
Deflected Disc Strut
Stabilizer (mm)
30 mm - Solid Bar
Rear Suspension TypeSemi-Trailing w/Lateral Link
Shock Absorbers
Twin Tube with Electronic Level Control
Key Features
Powertrain/Chassis/Suspension: -- 3800 SFI Series II V-6
-- 3800 SFI Series II Supercharged V-6 (Ultra)
-- Power 4-wheel anti-lock disc brake system
-- Automatic level control
-- Heavy duty battery (standard on Ultra)
Exterior: -- Five new exterior colors: Sterling Silver Metallic (12), Titanium Blue Metallic (Feb. 1999) (55), Gold Firemist (60), Dark Bronzemist (76) and Bright White Diamond (late 1998)
-- Michelin tires standard (base Ultra)
-- New improved tail lamp appearance (late 1998)
-- Hood to fender seal modified to improve appearance
-- New adjustable deck lid rubber bumper
Interior: -- Driver Information Center (Standard on Ultra, optional on Park Avenue)
-- Interior Convenience Plus features
-- 10-way power seats
-- Dual automatic ComforTemp climate control
-- New instrument panel and door trim-plates
-- PASS-Key® III theft-deterrent system
-- Remote keyless entry
-- Inside rearview electrochromic mirror with compass (standard on Ultra, optional on Park Avenue)
Sound System: New enhanced Concert Sound III: -- Nine-speakers and customer equalized amplifier
-- Front doors each have a tweeter and a mid-range speaker
-- Front center dash and rear doors have mid-range speakers
-- Rear package shelf has two 6 x 9 subwoofers
-- Amplifier package is located under rear package shelf
-- Rear window integrated antenna system

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