Key facts

1987 Nissan Sentra Coupé 16v information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4234 mm
How heavy?
1080 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1598 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
124 PS / 122 bhp / 91 kW @ 6600 rpm
How much torque?
138 Nm / 102 / 14.1 kgm @ 5200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.2 s
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph


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1987 Nissan Sentra Coupé 16v technical specifications


The Sentra Coupé 16v is a passenger car from Nissan, with front wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door coupé body style.
Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 1.6 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 122 bhp (124 PS/91 kW) at 6600 rpm and 138 N·m (102 lb·ft/14.1 kgm) at 5200 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual 'box.
Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1080 kg.
It is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 201 km/h (125 mph).
1987 Nissan Sentra Coupé 16v data
1987 Nissan Sentra Coupé 16v data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2430 95.7
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4234 166.7
Width 1666 65.6
Height 1326 52.2
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1080 kg 2381 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient 0.29
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Nissan/Datsun
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1598 cc
(97.516 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 83.6 mm
3.07 × 3.29 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
124 PS (122 bhp) (91 kW)
at 6600 rpm
Specific output
76.3 bhp/litre
1.25 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
138 Nm (102 ft·lb) (14.1 kgm)
at 5200 rpm
Specific torque
86.36 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1085.2 kPa (157.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 114.53 PS/g
84.24 kW/g
112.96 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.87 kg/kW
19.83 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 PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.900
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio
general ID31273
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 Nissan Sentra Coupé 16v added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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