Dodge Aspen, 1979 MY Series NL NL41

The Dodge Aspen is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The Aspen is part of Dodge's Series NL series. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 5.2 litres. This unit develops power and torque figures of 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) at 4000 rpm and 339 Nm (250 lbft/34.6 kgm) at 1600 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic gearbox delivers the power to the wheels. Quoted kerb weight is 1466 kg.

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Dodge Aspen, 1979 MY Series NL NL41 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5110 mm
How heavy?
1466 kg
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5210 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
137 PS / 135 bhp / 101 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
339 Nm / 250 ft.lb / 34.6 kgm @ 1600 rpm

Dodge Series NL models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3681 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
Dodge Aspen -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1466 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3681 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1417 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1413 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 3681 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1557 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1557 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 3681 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1522 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1507 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW

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1979 Dodge Aspen data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2863 mm 112.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Length 5110 mm 201.2 inches
Width 1849 mm 72.8 inches
Height 1405 mm 55.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1466 kg 3232 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 73.9 litres 16.3 UK Gal 19.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Dodge
Engine code E44
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.2 litre
5210 cc
(317.934 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 99.3 × 84.1 mm
3.91 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(net)
25.9 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
339 Nm (250 ft·lb) (34.6 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
65.07 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Holley R8448A carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 817.7 kPa (118.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 651.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
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 93.37 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
68.67 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
92.09 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.56 kg/kW
24.32 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 5.300
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5.0J x 14
Wheel size rear 5.0J x 14
Tyres front D78 x 14
Tyres rear D78 x 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 275 mm
Rear brake diameter 254 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.47
general
Carfolio.com ID389147
Production total
Model code NL41
Model family Series NL
RAC rating 48.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Dodge Aspen added 2014-11-25.
Last modified 2014-11-25.