Key facts

1969 Datsun 240Z information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4140 mm
How heavy?
1044 kg
What size engine?
2.4 litre, 2393 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
163 PS / 161 bhp / 120 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
198 Nm / 146 / 20.2 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How fast?
204 km/h, 127 mph


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Datsun 240Z models

1969 Datsun 240Z technical specifications


The 240Z is a rear wheel drive coupé road car with a front located engine, from Datsun.
Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 2.4 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 161 bhp (163 PS/120 kW) at 5600 rpm and 198 N·m (146 lb·ft/20.2 kgm) at 4400 rpm respectively.
A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1044 kg.
Maximum claimed speed is 204 km/h (127 mph).
1969 Datsun 240Z data
1969 Datsun 240Z data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2305 90.7
Track/tread (front) 1359 53.5
Track/tread (rear) 1346 53
Length 4140 163
Width 1626 64
Height 1283 50.5
Ground clearance 165 6.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 1044 kg 2302 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60 litres 13.2 UK Gal 15.9 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Nissan/Datsun
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.4 litre
2393 cc
(146.03 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 73.7 mm
3.27 × 2.9 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
163 PS (161 bhp) (120 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
67.3 bhp/litre
1.1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
198 Nm (146 ft·lb) (20.2 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque
82.74 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1039.8 kPa (150.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 398.83 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 204 km/h (127 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 156.36 PS/g
115 kW/g
154.21 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.7 kg/kW
14.53 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.36
general ID48796
Production total 15076
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 Datsun 240Z added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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