1970 Datsun 1200

The 1200 is a rear wheel drive saloon road car with a front mounted engine, sold by Datsun. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 1.2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 69 bhp (70 PS/51 kW) at 6000 rpm and 95 N·m (70 lb·ft/9.7 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual 'box transfers the power to the driven wheels. The Datsun 1200 weighs a claimed 695 kg at the kerb.

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1970 Datsun 1200 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3835 mm
How heavy?
695 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1171 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
70 PS / 69 bhp / 51 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
95 Nm / 70 ft.lb / 9.7 kgm @ 4000 rpm

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1970 Datsun 1200 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2311 mm 91 inches
Track/tread (front) 1245 mm 49 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1245 mm 49 inches
Length 3835 mm 151 inches
Width 1499 mm 59 inches
Height 1397 mm 55 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 695 kg 1532 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 39.8 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
70 PS (69 bhp) (51 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
58.9 bhp/litre
0.97 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
95 Nm (70 ft·lb) (9.7 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
81.13 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
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
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 100.66 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
74.03 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
99.28 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.51 kg/kW
22.56 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 4.000
Turning circle 8.20 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 955 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID48675
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Datsun 1200 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.