Key facts

1979 Daihatsu Charade Diesel information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3550 mm
How heavy?
711 kg
What size engine?
1 litre, 993 cm3
How many cylinders?
3, Straight
How much power?
37.5 PS / 37 bhp / 27.6 kW
How much torque?
How quick?
0-60 mph: 25.3 s
How fast?
126 km/h, 78 mph


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1979 Daihatsu Charade Diesel technical specifications


The Daihatsu Charade Diesel is a hatchback-bodied car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the front wheels.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated diesel, 1 litre, single overhead camshaft 3 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 37 bhp (37.5 PS/27.6 kW) of power.
A 5 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the driven wheels.
Its stated weight at the kerb is 711 kg.
It is claimed to achieve a top speed of 126 km/h, or 78 mph.
1979 Daihatsu Charade Diesel data
1979 Daihatsu Charade Diesel data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2320 91.3
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3550 139.8
Width 1550 61
Height 1395 54.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.53
Kerb weight 711 kg 1567 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient 0.39
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated diesel
Engine manufacturer Daihatsu
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 3
Capacity 1 litre
993 cc
(60.597 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76 × 73 mm
2.99 × 2.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
6 valves in total
maximum power output 37.5 PS (37 bhp) (27.6 kW)
Specific output 37.3 bhp/litre
0.61 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 331 cc
Aspiration Normal D.
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 25.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 126 km/h (78 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 52.76 PS/g
38.81 kW/g
52.04 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 25.77 kg/kW
43.04 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.ARB.
Rear suspension BA.4TLi.PR.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID6391
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Daihatsu Charade Diesel added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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