Dodge Magnum XE, 1979 MY

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.9 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 365 N·m (269 lb·ft/37.2 kgm) at 1600 rpm. The engine drives the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The stated kerb weight is 1731 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 180 km/h, which is 112 mph.

Pictures

Key facts

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?
1731 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5900 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
365 Nm / 269 ft.lb / 37.2 kgm @ 1600 rpm
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 mph

Dodge Magnum models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1682 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1663 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1682 kg
Dodge Magnum XE -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1731 kg

Similar models

Buick Century Turbo Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3791 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1456 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5736 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1746 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5736 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1746 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1544 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 3791 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1681 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5736 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1583 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1720 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1605 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1615 kg
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1705 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1705 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1678 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1678 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1573 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1573 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1549 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1542 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1484 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1477 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1664 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1798 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1783 kg
4 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 2063 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1952 kg
4 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1991 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 2024 kg
4 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1991 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1952 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 2124 kg
4 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 2163 kg
4 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1916 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1898 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1934 kg
4 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1952 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5807 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1648 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1535 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1591 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1520 kg
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 1731 kg 3816 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 5.9 litre
5900 cc
(360.04 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
(DIN)
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
28.8 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
365 Nm (269 ft·lb) (37.2 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
61.86 Nm/litre
0.75 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 777.4 kPa (112.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 737.5 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 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 99.57 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
73.23 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
98.21 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.65 kg/kW
22.81 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 2.45
general
Carfolio.com ID47212
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Dodge Magnum XE added 1996-05-10.
Last modified 2013-02-28.