Key facts

Daihatsu Esse L Automatic, 2007 MY DBA-L235S GHMF information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4 seats
How long?
3395 mm
How heavy?
720 kg
What size engine?
0.7 litre, 658 cm3
How many cylinders?
3, Straight
How much power?
58 PS / 57 bhp / 43 kW @ 7200 rpm
How much torque?
65 Nm / 48 / 6.6 kgm @ 4000 rpm


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2007 Daihatsu Esse L Automatic technical specifications


The Daihatsu Esse L is a front wheel drive motor car, with its engine mounted in the front, and a 5 door hatchback body.
It forms part of Daihatsu's DBA-L235S series.
The 0.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 3 cylinder unit that develops 57 bhp (58 PS/43 kW) of power at 7200 rpm, and maximum torque of 65 N·m (48 lb·ft/6.6 kgm) at 4000 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox.
The stated kerb weight is 720 kg.
2007 Daihatsu Esse L Automatic data
Daihatsu Esse L Automatic, 2007 MY DBA-L235S GHMF data
Body type4 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2390 94.1
Track/tread (front) 1320 52
Track/tread (rear) 1310 51.6
Length 3395 133.7
Width 1475 58.1
Height 1470 57.9
Ground clearance 130 5.1
length:wheelbase ratio 1.42
Kerb weight 720 kg 1587 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 36 litres 7.9 UK Gal 9.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Daihatsu
Engine code KF-VE
Cylinders Straight 3
Capacity 0.7 litre
658 cc
(40.154 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 63 × 70.4 mm
2.48 × 2.77 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(JIS net)
58 PS (57 bhp) (43 kW)
at 7200 rpm
Specific output
(JIS net)
86.6 bhp/litre
1.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(JIS net)
65 Nm (48 ft·lb) (6.6 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(JIS net)
98.78 Nm/litre
1.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.8:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1241.4 kPa (180 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 219.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 80.27 PS/g
59.03 kW/g
79.17 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.94 kg/kW
28.29 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension TBAx.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 145/80 R 12 74S
Tyres rear 145/80 R 12 74S
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.51
general ID161997
Production total
Model code GHMF
Model family DBA-L235S
RAC rating 7.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2007 Daihatsu Esse L Automatic added 2007-09-25.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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