Key facts

1979 Mitsubishi Colt 1400 GLX information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3790 mm
How heavy?
823 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1410 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
71 PS / 70 bhp / 52 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
106 Nm / 78 / 10.8 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
154 km/h, 96 mph


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1979 Mitsubishi Colt 1400 GLX technical specifications


The Colt 1400 GLX is an automobile from Mitsubishi, with front wheel drive, a front located engine and a 3 door hatchback body style.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.4 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 70 bhp (71 PS/52 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 106 N·m (78 lb·ft/10.8 kgm) at 3500 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 2X4 speed manual 'box.
Quoted kerb weight is 823 kg.
Maximum speed quoted is 154 km/h, which is 96 mph.
1979 Mitsubishi Colt 1400 GLX data
1979 Mitsubishi Colt 1400 GLX data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2301 90.6
Track/tread (front) 1369 53.9
Track/tread (rear) 1341 52.8
Length 3790 149.2
Width 1585 62.4
Height 1346 53
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 823 kg 1814 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 Mitsubishi
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1410 cc
(86.043 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 74 × 82 mm
2.91 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 71 PS (70 bhp) (52 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 49.6 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 106 Nm (78 ft·lb) (10.8 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 75.18 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Ai carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 944.7 kPa (137 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 352.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 154 km/h (96 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 86.24 PS/g
63.43 kW/g
85.05 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.77 kg/kW
26.34 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 I.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 2X4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.86
Final drive ratio 3.47
general ID37191
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Mitsubishi Colt 1400 GLX added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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