GMC Savana 5.3 (301 Hp) 1996

Key specs

Gmc Savana (Minivan) Savana 1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002

What is the body type, GMC Savana 5.3 (301 Hp) 1996?

Minivan, 5 Doors, 8 Seats

How much power, GMC Savana 5.3 (301 Hp) 1996?

301 Hp
56.8 Hp/l

What is the engine size, GMC Savana 5.3 (301 Hp) 1996?

5300 cm3
323.43 cu. in.

How many cylinders, GMC Savana 5.3 (301 Hp) 1996?

8, V-engine

What is the drivetrain, GMC Savana 5.3 (301 Hp) 1996?

Rear wheel drive,

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Gmc Savana (Minivan) Savana 1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002 Specs

General information

Brand GMC
Model Savana (Minivan)
Version Savana
Engine version 5.3 (301 Hp)
Year production start 1996
Year production end 2002
Vehicle type Minivan
Horsepower RPM 301 Hp
Doors 5

Engine specs

Engine position and orientation Front, Longitudinal
Cylinders 8
Position of cylinders V-engine
Displacement (liters)

5300 cm3

323.43 cu. in.
Eng. horsepower RPM 301 Hp
Horsepower per litre 56.8 Hp/l
Fuel delivery system Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel type Petrol (Gasoline)
Valvetrain 4
Engine aspiration Naturally aspirated engine
Powertrain architecture Internal Combustion engine
Engine location Front, Longitudinal

Transmission and Drive system

Drive configuration Rear wheel drive


Front brakes Ventilated discs
Rear brakes Ventilated discs



Front suspension Independent, spring
Rear suspension Leaf spring

Body / Chassis

Wheels & Tyres

Wheels size 245/70 R17
Wheels rims 17



Safety and Security


Passengers seats 8


Wheelbase mm - inch

3937 mm

155 in.


Fuel tank liters | gallons

140 l

36.98 US gal | 30.8 UK gal

Fuel economy

Engine type

It's an engine with eight cylinder piston where the cylinders share a common crankshaft and are arranged in a V configuration.

What is the 8 cylinder V-engine displacement: it is in a range between 2926 cc and 8135 cc in recent model line up powertrain.

How much is the power of the 8 cylinder V-engine: the power of the 8 cylinder V-engine is in a range from 125 bhp to 1160 bhp.

Which cars use 8 cylinder V-engine: in recent years several manufactures have been used the V8 engine for 3 main applications: premium, sport cars and lightweight trucks. 8 V engine is the American preferred engine for iconic giant pick-up.

What is the eight cylinder V angle: the majority of V8 engines use a V-angle of 90 degrees. This angle results in good engine balance and low vibrations. The downside is a larger powertrain body that makes the use of this configuration suitable only for longitudinal position and rear drive wheels traction.

V8 engines with a 60 degree V-angle were used in the 1996-1999 by Ford and in 2005-2011 by Volvo. The Ford engine used a 60 degree V-angle because it was based on a V6 engine with a 60 degree V-angle. Both the Ford and Volvo engines were used in transverse engine chassis, which were designed for a front-wheel-drive layout. To reduce the vibrations caused by the unbalanced 60 degree V-angle, Volvo's used a balance shaft and offset split crankpins.

The Rolls-Royce Meteorite tank engine also used a 60 degree V-angle, since it was derived from the 60 degree V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor which in turn was based on the famous Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine.

Most V8 engines fitted to road cars use a cross-plane crankshaft, since this configuration produces less vibration due to the perfect primary balance and secondary balance.

The rumbling exhaust sound produced by a typical cross-plane V8 engine is partly due to the uneven firing order within each of the two banks of four cylinders and with separate exhaust systems for each bank of cylinders, this uneven pulsing creates the legendary rumbling sound that is typically of V8 engines.

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