Suzuki Samurai 1.3i

This car has an off-road vehicle type body with a front located engine powering all four wheels. Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 1.3 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 69 bhp (70 PS/51 kW) at 6000 rpm and 103 N·m (76 lb·ft/10.5 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 930 kg. It is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).


Key facts

Suzuki Samurai 1.3i information summary

What body style?
off-road vehicle with 4/5 seats
How long?
3430 mm
How heavy?
930 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1298 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
70 PS / 69 bhp / 51 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
103 Nm / 76 / 10.5 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
130 km/h, 81 mph

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Suzuki Samurai 1.3i data
Body type4/5 seater off-road vehicle
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2030 mm 79.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1310 mm 51.6 inches
Length 3430 mm 135 inches
Width 1550 mm 61 inches
Height 1665 mm 65.6 inches
Ground clearance 205 mm 8.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 930 kg 2050 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Suzuki
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1298 cc
(79.209 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 74 × 75.5 mm
2.91 × 2.97 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.98
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
70 PS (69 bhp) (51 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
53.2 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
103 Nm (76 ft·lb) (10.5 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
79.35 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 997.2 kPa (144.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 324.5 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 130 km/h (81 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 75.22 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
55.33 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
74.19 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.07 kg/kW
30.19 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels four wheel drive  
Torque split
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
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio 3.73
general ID29700
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Suzuki Samurai 1.3i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2016-10-30.