Key facts

1989 Nissan 240SX information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4520 mm
How heavy?
1270 kg
What size engine?
2.4 litre, 2389 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
206 Nm / 152 / 21 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.8 s
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph


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1989 Nissan 240SX technical specifications


The Nissan 240SX is a rear wheel drive car, with its engine placed in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell.
The Nissan 240SX's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.4 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 3 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 206 N·m (152 lb·ft/21 kgm) at 4400 rpm.
Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox.
The Nissan 240SX weighs a quoted 1270 kg at the kerb.
Maximum speed claimed is 201 km/h or 125 mph.
1989 Nissan 240SX data
1989 Nissan 240SX data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2474 97.4
Track/tread (front) 1460 57.5
Track/tread (rear) 1460 57.5
Length 4520 178
Width 1690 66.5
Height 1290 50.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight 1270 kg 2800 lb
Weight distribution 53 % front
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient 0.3
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Nissan/Datsun
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.4 litre
2389 cc
(145.786 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 96 mm
3.5 × 3.78 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
3 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 58.6 bhp/litre
0.96 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 206 Nm (152 ft·lb) (21 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque 86.23 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.7:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1083.6 kPa (157.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 597.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.3 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.5 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 111.77 PS/g
82.2 kW/g
110.24 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.16 kg/kW
20.32 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.76
Final drive ratio 4.11
general ID26796
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 Nissan 240SX added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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