Key facts

Datsun 120A Coupé, 1974 MY information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
3689 mm
How heavy?
695 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1171 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
69 PS / 68 bhp / 51 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
95 Nm / 70 / 9.7 kgm @ 4000 rpm


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1974 Datsun 120A Coupé technical specifications


The Datsun 120A Coupé is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power through the front wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.2 litres. In this application it provides power and torque figures of 68 bhp (69 PS/51 kW) at 6000 rpm and 95 Nm (70 lbft/9.7 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission.
It weighs a claimed 695 kg at the kerb.
1974 Datsun 120A Coupé data
Datsun 120A Coupé, 1974 MY data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2337 92
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3689 145.2
Width 1492 58.7
Height 1314 51.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.58
Kerb weight 695 kg 1532 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Nissan/Datsun
Engine code A12
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1171 cc
(71.459 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 73 × 70 mm
2.87 × 2.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 69 PS (68 bhp) (51 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 58.1 bhp/litre
0.95 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 95 Nm (70 ft·lb) (9.7 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 81.13 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Hi carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1019.5 kPa (147.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 292.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 99.2 PS/g
72.96 kW/g
97.84 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.71 kg/kW
22.89 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.07
general ID48653
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1974 Datsun 120A Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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