Dodge Magnum XE, 1979 MY

This car has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine delivering power to the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.2 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 338 N·m (249 lb·ft/34.5 kgm) at 1600 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. The stated kerb weight is 1663 kg. Maximum stated speed is 165 km/h, or 103 mph.

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Dodge Magnum XE, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5480 mm
How heavy?
1663 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?
338 Nm / 249 ft.lb / 34.5 kgm @ 1600 rpm
How fast?
165 km/h, 103 mph

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1979 Dodge Magnum XE data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2920 mm 115 inches
Track/tread (front) 1570 mm 61.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1570 mm 61.8 inches
Length 5480 mm 215.7 inches
Width 1960 mm 77.2 inches
Height 1350 mm 53.1 inches
Ground clearance 132 mm 5.2 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.88
Kerb weight 1663 kg 3666 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
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
(DIN)
137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
25.9 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
338 Nm (249 ft·lb) (34.5 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
64.88 Nm/litre
0.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 815.2 kPa (118.2 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 165 km/h (103 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 82.31 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
60.53 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
81.18 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.52 kg/kW
27.59 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 3.500
Turning circle 13.70 m
Front suspension I.W.LongTB.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2421 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.71
general
Carfolio.com ID46739
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Dodge Magnum XE added 1996-05-10.
Last modified 2013-02-28.