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Top : Buick Resource : Production Information : 1990's :
1999 Riviera

1999 Buick Riviera Specifications

3800 Series II Supercharged V-6
3800 Series II
Supercharged V-6
Type90o V-6
Bore and Stroke (in.)3.80 x 3.40
Piston Displacement (cu. in.)231
Cylinder Head and Block MaterialCast Iron/Cast Iron
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Net Horsepower @ Engine rpm240 @ 5200
Net Torque (lbs-ft) @ Engine rpm280 @ 3600
Recommended FuelUnleaded Premium
Fuel ManagementSupercharged Sequential-Port Fuel Injection
Oil Capacity (qts)4 (5 w/filter)
EPA Fuel Economy Rating, City/Hwy (Projected)18/27
Front Suspension TypeMacPherson Strut
Shock Absorbers, Front
Deflected Disc Strut
Stabilizer (mm)
28 mm - Tube
Rear Suspension TypeSemi-Trailing Arm
Shock Absorbers, Rear
Twin Tube with Electronic Level Control
Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
TypeFour-Speed with Electronically Controlled Capacity Clutch
Selector PatternPRND321
Gear Ratio (each times converter ratio)
Final Drive Ratio
Capacity - Dry (pts)26.8
Chassis/BodyIntegral Frame Body
Body MaterialSteel
Steering Gear TypeRack-and-Pinion
Overall RatioVariable 15.5:1 to 13.5:1
Number of Wheel Turns (stop to stop)3.15
Turning Diameter (ft) (curb to curb)39.1L/39.1R
Tie Rods, Number2
Parking Brake
ControlFoot Pedal
Operated OnRear Brakes
Release LocationLeft-Hand Side Under Instrument Panel
Key Features
-- 3800 SFI Series Supercharged V-6
-- New 125-amp generator w/dual tangential mounted altenator
-- Heavy-duty electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission
-- Power 4-wheel anto-lock brake system
-- Magnetic variable effort steering
-- Full-range traction control system
Four new exterior colors: Sterling Silver Metallic (12), Titanium Blue Metallic (Feb. 1999)(55), Gold Firemist Metallic (60) and Dark Bronzemist Metallic (76)
-- 16" wheels and tires
-- Daytime running lamps with Twilight Sentinel®
-- Remote keyless entry
-- Interior Convenience Plus Features
-- Remote-controlled outside rearview mirrors, heated
-- Dual ComforTemp climate control system with rear-seat ComforTemp
-- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
-- 6-way power front bucket seats
New Standard Equipment:
-- Full-range traction control system
Sound System:
-- ETR® AM-FM stereo combination cassette/CD players with automatic tone control (UP0)
Convenience Plus Features:
Include electronic reminder tones for ignition key, headlamps, turn signals, parking brake "on"; delayed entry and exit lighting, theater dimming, Battery Rundown Protection, lock-out protection, delayed locking, flash-to-pass signal, PASS-Key® II passive theft-deterrent system, daytime running lamps with Twilight Sentinel®, retained accessory power and auxiliary power outlet.
Power Brake TypePower Four-Wheel 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 (in.) (F/R)11.85/10.94
Rotor Thickness (in.) (F/R)1.26/.43
Rotor Material and Type (F)Cast Iron - Vented
Cast Iron - Solid
Brake Lining Material
Front and Rear
Nonasbestos Organic
Front Lining
Outboard (in.)
4.96 x 1.85 x .50
Inboard (in.)
4.96 x 1.85 x .50
Rear Lining
Outboard (in.)
3.57 x 1.33 x .35
Inboard (in.)
3.57 x 1.33 x .35

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