Dodge Colt Sedan Automatic, 1979 MY

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 1.6 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 3 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 77 bhp (78 PS/57 kW) at 5200 rpm and 118 N·m (87 lb·ft/12 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. Power is supplied to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox.

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Key facts

Dodge Colt Sedan Automatic, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4130 mm
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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2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4M 1598 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 1598 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1598 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW

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1979 Dodge Colt Sedan Automatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2340 mm 92.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1270 mm 50 inches
Length 4130 mm 162.6 inches
Width 1534 mm 60.4 inches
Height 1341 mm 52.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 49.2 litres 10.8 UK Gal 13 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
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 5.0J x 13
Wheel size rear 5.0J x 13
Tyres front 165 SR 13
Tyres rear 165 SR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 226 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.50
general
Carfolio.com ID400631
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Dodge Colt Sedan Automatic added 2015-02-08.
Last modified 2015-02-08.