Бьюик реатта

Production

Buick Reatta emblem

The first pilot car was finished at the Reatta Craft Centre in December 1986. Series production began in January 1988 and ended on May 10, 1991. The original car was sometimes referred to as a «1988½ model year», owing to its January introduction. However, various accounts of much earlier and later cars exist, and the handbuilt nature of the car and long development cycle makes accurately dating production difficult.[original research?]

Year 4EC97 Coupe 4EC67 Convertible Total Notes
1988 4,708 4,708 First year. Early ’88s had suede seat bolsters. Only year for remote glove box
1989 7,009 7,009 Larger hood ornament, keyless entry, sunroof option (mid-88 addition)
1990 6,383 2,132 8,515 First year of the convertible. Revised interior with new instrument panel, console, and steering wheel-mounted airbag. Select Sixty model gets 16 inch wheels.
1991 1,214 305 1,519 16 inch wheels, tuned-port «L-code» engine and electronically controlled transmission, and a new ABS system. Twilight Sentinel, and a cup holder
Total: 21,751

Buick Reatta — обзор автомобиля

Buick Reatta / Бьюик Риатта

Мелкосерийный купеобразный автомобиль Buick Reatta выпускался непродолжительное время с 1988 пo 1991 год. Модель использует ту же бaзу GМ E, что и полноразмерный седан Buick Riviera, однако для первой платформу укоротили и внесли заодно другие адаптационные изменения. Сборка Buick Reatta проводилась не на обычном конвейере вместе с другими автомобилями марки, а нa специальной станции группой компетентных работников. Дизайн Buick Reatta выдержан в характeрном для модeлей 90-х угловатом стиле, необычная 2-местная компоновка кабины, непропорционально длинный капот и укoроченные задние свесы придают ему оригинальный стремительный вид. Особенностью это купе также были выдвижные фары передней светотехники и продолговатые габаритные фонари.

В салоне Buick Reatta были установлены спортивные ковшеобразные сидeнья с поддержкой, за которыми располагалась компактно обустроенная зона хранения ручной клaди и два запираемых бокса. Кроме того, имеется большой багажный отсeк с удобным доступом. Первые Buick Reatta оснащались инновационным центром управления (ECC) с сенсорным вводом, функционал которого объединял климатическую установку, бортовой компьютер, сигнальные оповещения о превышении скорости, а также диагностические возможности. На более поздних моделях сенсорную систему сменили традиционные кнопки. В 1990-м году автомобиль модернизировали, добавив подушки безопасности, ABS, CD-плеер, новые колесные диски, автоматические фары. Каждый Buick Reatta комплектовался кожаной книгой с инструкцией по эксплуатации и фирменной ручкой.

Overview

Assembly at the Reatta Craft Center was performed at a series of stations each with a specialized team of workers, rather than on a conventional assembly line. After a team had completed their portion of the assembly, the car would be moved by robots to the next station. Paintwork was performed on site under subcontract to PPG Industries.

The Reatta used GM’s transverse «» V6 with 165–170 hp (123–127 kW) and 210–220 lb·ft (285–298 N·m) of torque with the highest output in the last year of production. The car sported a fully independent suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes with ABS, and front wheel drive. Top speed was electronically limited to 125 mph (201 km/h). The Reatta was rated at 18 mpg (13.1 L/100 km) in the city and 27 mpg (8.7 L/100 km) on the highway.

The Reatta was intended as a halo car for Buick with projected production of 20,000 units a year. GM announced the end of production in early 1991.[citation needed]

Features

Rear view (1988 coupe)

The Reatta featured twin bucket seats with a storage area behind the seats featuring two lockable bins and a lockable access hatch to the rear trunk. At introduction, options included 16-way power seats in lieu of 6-way power seats, side moldings in either black or body color and pinstripe delete. A sunroof became optional in late 1988, and in 1989 keyless entry was added as a standard feature.[original research?]

Reatta had the distinction of being Buick’s only car with pop-up headlamps with entire headlamp assembly moving up and down. The other Buick cars with hidden headlamps, Riviera (1965–1969) and , had the fixed headlamps hidden behind the moveable covers.

Initially (1988-89), the Reatta featured a touchscreen computer interface, marketed as the Electronic Control Center (ECC), that included radio and climate control functions, date reminder, trip computer, user-configurable overspeed alarm as well as diagnostic access to the vehicle’s electronic systems and sensors. Later models were equipped with conventional push button stereo and climate controls. The new system eliminated trip computer functionality and the climate control buttons could access diagnostic information, replacing diagnostic scanner capability formerly provided by the touchscreen.

In 1990, the interior was redesigned, adding a driver’s airbag and an optional CD player. In 1991, the «L27» 3800 engine and 4T60-E transmission replaced the «LN3″ and hydraulic 4T60 units and the Reatta received a new ABS system, new 16» wheels, and a cup holder built into the armrest.[original research?]

Each Reatta included a leather book containing the owner’s manual and pen. In 1990 and 1991, a zippered owners folio was included holding the owners manual, pen, flashlight, tire gauge as well as a «Craftsman’s Log» with the signatures of the supervisors for the car’s assembly.[original research?]

1991 Buick Reatta coupe, with the model year specific 16-inch wheels

In 1988, approximately fifty five examples were designated «Select Sixties» and allocated to Buick’s top sixty. The models, internally designated model X22, featured a black exterior, tan interior and unique special Select Sixty hood emblem.[original research?]

In 1990, the Select Sixty program was repeated, as sixty five white convertibles including special emblems, and a flame red interior with white bucket seats, white 16 inch wheels, and cup holder.

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