Dodge Challenger, 1979 MY

The Dodge Challenger is a 2 door coupé-bodied motor vehicle with a front located engine powering the front wheels. The 1.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that produces 77 bhp (78 PS/57 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 118 N·m (87 lb·ft/12 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission. It weighs a quoted 1138 kg at the kerb.

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Dodge Challenger, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4651 mm
How heavy?
1138 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1598 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
78 PS / 77 bhp / 57 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
118 Nm / 87 ft.lb / 12 kgm @ 3000 rpm

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1979 Dodge Challenger data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2515 mm 99 inches
Track/tread (front) 1369 mm 53.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1354 mm 53.3 inches
Length 4651 mm 183.1 inches
Width 1674 mm 65.9 inches
Height 1316 mm 51.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight 1138 kg 2509 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 58 litres 12.8 UK Gal 15.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mitsubishi
Engine code EJ2
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1598 cc
(97.516 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76.9 × 86 mm
3.03 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
3 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
78 PS (77 bhp) (57 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(net)
48.2 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
118 Nm (87 ft·lb) (12 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
73.84 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 927.9 kPa (134.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.5 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 68.6 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
50.46 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
67.66 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.82 kg/kW
33.11 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½J x 14
Wheel size rear 5½J x 14
Tyres front 195/70 HR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 226 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio 4.90
general
Carfolio.com ID400532
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Dodge Challenger added 2015-02-08.
Last modified 2015-02-08.