Dodge Magnum XE, 1979 MY

The Dodge Magnum XE is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.9 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 359 N·m (265 lb·ft/36.6 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The quoted kerb weight is 1682 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 170 km/h (106 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?
1682 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5900 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
359 Nm / 265 ft.lb / 36.6 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1731 kg

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1979 Dodge Magnum XE data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2920 115
Track/tread (front) 1570 61.8
Track/tread (rear) 1570 61.8
Length 5480 215.7
Width 1960 77.2
Height 1350 53.1
Ground clearance 132 5.2
length:wheelbase ratio 1.88
Kerb weight 1682 kg 3708
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)
152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
25.4 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
359 Nm (265 ft·lb) (36.6 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
60.85 Nm/litre
0.74 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 764.6 kPa (110.9 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 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 90.42 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
66.5 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
89.18 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.04 kg/kW
25.12 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
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.45
general
Carfolio.com ID47366
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.