Dodge Aspen Coupé, 1979 MY Series NL NL29 US.CA

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. The Dodge Aspen Coupé belongs to the Series NL range of cars from Dodge. Powering the Dodge Aspen Coupé is an overhead valve, 5.9 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) at 4000 rpm and 366 N·m (270 lb·ft/37.3 kgm) at 1600 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Its stated kerb weight is 1518 kg. Top quoted speed is 170 km/h or 106 mph.

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Dodge Aspen Coupé, 1979 MY Series NL NL29 US.CA information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5009 mm
How heavy?
1518 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5896 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
366 Nm / 270 ft.lb / 37.3 kgm @ 1600 rpm
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3681 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1388 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1383 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3681 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW

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1979 Dodge Aspen Coupé data
Applicable to the Californian, USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2761 mm 108.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Length 5009 mm 197.2 inches
Width 1849 mm 72.8 inches
Height 1354 mm 53.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1518 kg 3347 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 E56
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.9 litre
5896 cc
(359.796 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 90.9 mm
4 × 3.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(net)
28.8 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
366 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
62.08 Nm/litre
0.75 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Carter TQ9198S carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 780.1 kPa (113.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 737 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 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 113.55 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
83.51 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
111.99 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.97 kg/kW
20 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 2.71
general
Carfolio.com ID389213
Production total
Model code NL29
Model family Series NL
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Dodge Aspen Coupé added 2014-11-25.
Last modified 2014-11-25.