Dodge Challenger Automatic, 1979 MY

The Challenger is a front wheel drive coupé road car with a front placed engine, manufactured by Dodge. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 2.6 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 3 valves per cylinder. It produces 105 bhp (106 PS/78 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 188 N·m (139 lb·ft/19.2 kgm) at 2500 rpm. This power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox.

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Dodge Challenger Automatic, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4651 mm
What size engine?
2.6 litre, 2555 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
106 PS / 105 bhp / 78 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
188 Nm / 139 ft.lb / 19.2 kgm @ 2500 rpm

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1979 Dodge Challenger Automatic 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
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 EF4
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.6 litre
2555 cc
(155.916 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 91.1 × 98 mm
3.59 × 3.86 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
3 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
106 PS (105 bhp) (78 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(net)
41.1 bhp/litre
0.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
188 Nm (139 ft·lb) (19.2 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
73.58 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 924.6 kPa (134.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 638.75 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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/Di-S
Front brake diameter 226 mm
Rear brake diameter 241 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.30
general
Carfolio.com ID400620
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 20.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Dodge Challenger Automatic added 2015-02-08.
Last modified 2015-02-08.